June 12, 2006

Nevada judge shot while in his chambers: police

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Nevada family court judge was
shot and wounded in the chest on Monday while in his chambers
in Reno, a police officer said.

Judge Chuck Weller, who typically oversees child custody
and divorce cases, was in his office on the third floor of the
Washoe County Courthouse in downtown Reno when he was shot at
11:06 a.m., either from outside or inside the building, officer
Fred Rigelsberger said.

"We have one confirmed shot," he said, adding that the
exterior window was shattered in the incident. "He was wounded
in the chest."

He said the judge was taken to an area hospital where he
was conscious and talking with his family, the officer said.

Heavily armed police officers responded to seal and search
the local courthouse and they were still looking for the