Investigator Working For Fulton County DA Willis Accidentally Shoots Herself, Authorities Say
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks during a news conference at the Fulton County Government building on Wednesday, August 14, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Photo by Joshua Lott/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

An investigator working for Georgia‘s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis accidentally shot and wounded herself with a firearm, according to authorities.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday it was gathering information on a “shooting incident” at the Fulton County Courthouse and that there was no active threat.

A follow-up post to X said the shooting was “an accidental discharge” by a Fulton County District Attorney’s Office investigator.

The investigator — who was not publicly identified — “wounded herself,” but she was “not critically wounded,” the sheriff’s office added.

Authorities said the woman had shot herself in the leg, and a deputy provided her aid until paramedics arrived on the scene, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Willis and her office have drawn increased attention with a high-profile inquiry into former President Donald Trump.

Trump and 18 allies, accused of scheming to overturn the results of the 2020 election, were indicted last month as part of the years-long investigation.

The former president was arrested and booked at the Fulton County Jail, after which Trump was released on a $200,000 bond, and a mugshot was disclosed.

Trump and his co-defendants have pleaded not guilty in the RICO case, and the trials could get underway during the heart of the 2024 election cycle.


The former president is facing indictments in three other criminal cases as he runs a 2024 campaign seeking a second term in the White House, including a 2020 election case and a separate documents case brought by special counsel Jack Smith. He is also contending with a hush-money case in New York.

Trump has broadly denied any wrongdoing and claims that politically motivated prosecutors are conducting a “witch hunt” against him.

Willis, a Democrat, took office in early 2021 after winning an election for the office in the preceding November.

When she delivered remarks after the Trump indictment in August while flanked by prosecutors and investigators, Willis touted how her office had already indicted more than 12,000 cases during her tenure — including ten prior RICO indictments.

“We followed the same process: we look at the facts, we look at the law, and we bring charges,” Willis added.

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