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Courthouse shooting video released
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Forsyth County News

Video surveillance footage of the June 6 shooting incident at the Forsyth County Courthouse was recently made available.

Officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office released the footage, which includes surveillance from inside the front lobby area and plaza area, on Thursday after the receiving the OK to do so from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Forsyth County district attorney’s office.

While the footage has been released, the shooting incident is still being reviewed by the GBI and DA’s office.

The video can be viewed by clicking here. We have edited the video, removing a very graphic section showing Marx after he was removed from his vehicle.  

Just before 10 a.m. on June 6, Dennis Ronald Marx drove a rented silver Nissan Armada onto the courthouse plaza and threw out spike strips to hold off law enforcement’s response before beginning what Sheriff Duane Piper described as “a full frontal attack” on the facility.

According to information from the sheriff’s office, Marx had been scheduled to appear in court that morning to enter a guilty plea on drug and weapon charges from August 2011. Instead, he launched the attack.

Deputy Daniel Rush was on patrol outside the courthouse when Marx pulled up.

He approached and engaged Marx, who fired at him through the window of the sport utility vehicle.

A bullet shattered the leg of Rush, a 30-year veteran of the force, breaking it. He underwent surgery to repair the damage.

Several other deputies and members of the Cumming Police Department happened to be in the area at the same time. They all engaged Marx, who was ultimately shot and killed.