Charges filed against alleged courthouse shooter

TULSA - Formal charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused in a shooting in the plaza outside the Tulsa County Courthouse.

Andrew Joseph Dennehy, 23, is charged with two counts of shooting with intent to kill, one count of possession of a firearm after delinquent adjudication and one count of reckless conduct with a firearm.

Three people were hospitalized after the shooting, including Dennehy and a Tulsa County sheriff's deputy.

Police say Dennehy fired several shots into the air around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 outside the courthouse.

Seconds later, Dennehy was shot, as was the deputy and a bystander.

Dennehy has faced a number of criminal charges in the past few years.

In 2007, he pleaded guilty to carrying a firearm under the influence.  A year later he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

In 2010, Dennehy pleaded guilty to public intoxication.

Dennehy's brother, Brian Dennehy, was shot and killed by Tulsa police in 2005. At the time he was wanted for the murder of his grandfather.

Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris has recused himself from the case because several of his office's employees witnessed the shooting. The case will instead be prosecuted by Wagoner County District Attorney Brian Kuester.

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