TUCSON – Pima County Sheriff’s Department has identified the Corrections Officer who was found dead at the Pima County Superior Court building Wednesday morning.
Corrections Officer Brian Krumm was confirmed as the deceased. According to PCSD, Krumm suffered a fatal gunshot injury in a secure area of the Superior Court that was not accessible to the public. Krumm was a 13 year veteran of the department.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to Pima County Superior Court, located at 110 W. Congress St. in reference to a report of deceased employee Wednesday morning.
PCSD officials said the incident does not pose a danger to the public. There are no outstanding suspects at this time, authorities say.
After further investigation, Sheriff Mark Napier held a press conference later that afternoon to inform the public that a correction’s officer with the department suffered a fatal injury while on duty at the courthouse.
“At that time (of the incident), he was in a secure area that was not accessible to the public. We believe at that time he was alone and that this was not the result of felonious contact he had with an inmate or another party,” Napier said. “There were several corrections officers were there within seconds of the incident, but the injuries to our corrections officer were fatal.”
Napier did not go into further detail about the situation. However, the sheriff stated that the incident is still under investigation.
“When we know what occurred and we are sure of the facts, we will release them to the media,” the sheriff said. “It is an incredibly sad day for the department.”
According to officials, the incident prompted the courthouse to go on lockdown. It has since been lifted.
UPDATE: Lockdown has been lifted at the Pima County Superior Courthouse. Deputies are responding to reports of a deseased employee. pic.twitter.com/Wee1RIkV5G
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Posted by News 4 Tucson – KVOA on Wednesday, August 21, 2019