OH judge shot in front of Jefferson County courthouse

Aug 22, 2017, 00:48
OH judge shot in front of Jefferson County courthouse

The city official said Bruzzese was talking after the shooting and is believed to be in stable condition.

"This man shoots a judge, could've killed him", Abdalla said of the attacker. He is listed as working in the General/Domestic Relations Division of the court since 1998, according to Ballotpedia. The shooter fired five shots.

Mavromatis told the Herald-Star that a court probation officer saw the shooting and returned fire, killing the suspected shooter. A probation officer, who was behind Bruzzese, also fired at the suspects.

The suspect was struck three times and killed. He was taken by helicopter to a Pittsburgh-area hospital for treatment, according to the newspaper.

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Police say he suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest areas.

"This individual laid in wait for our judge", Abdalla said, tearing up during his remarks. During the emotional press conference, he said, "Force will be met with force".

The Jefferson County prosecutor identified the attacker as Nathaniel Richmond, but said they had not yet identified a motive. "First thing on a Monday morning". The judge was carrying a weapon and may have shot the suspect at least once.

An Ohio judge whose judicial colleague was shot outside a courthouse says the attack had to be intended because people know where judges park. "This was an ambush and an attempted murder on our judge".

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The suspect's body could be seen lying next to a auto of a neighboring bank drive-thru. A suspect in the shooting died during the incident.

DeWine said that the state agency assigned its special investigations, crime scene and cyber units to probe what happened.

This story is developing.

No other information was immediately available.

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