|Updated: 3/08/2012 10:03 am
||Published: 3/07/2012 10:56 pm
Just after 2:30 p.m. it happened: multiple shots were fired, which left authorities to piece together a chaotic scene outside the County Courthouse.
Authorities said Andrew Denehey showed up and opened fire.
"Anybody can bring a gun and act crazy at any time," said Sgt. Shannon Clark of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. "Everyone inside the courthouse figured it would happen someday.
"Sometime in your career, you're going to have a situation that you're not comfortable with and you can't pick it, the bad guy gets to pick it," said Clark.
Safety plans had been run through at random, for a while at the courthouse, and then run through again. The plan in place allowed deputies to get to Dennehy before it got worse.
"That’s ridiculous,” said witness Krickett Goldblatt. “You’re in the library and somebody gets shot. Doesn’t make sense."
Goldblatt was on the third floor of the library, looking out of a window when it happened.
Security reasons won't allow Sgt. Clark to unveil specifics about preparedness plans.
"Or plan worked flawlessly,” said Sgt. Clark.
Now the plan is to see what could possibly be done better, so they're ready if and when there's a next time.
"The one time you're not wearing your vest and you need it, you're not going to get a second chance," said Sgt. Clark.