Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court — BBCI
- Author: Megan Austin Aug 22, 2017,
Aug 22, 2017, 0:46
Abdalla also said that during the Richmond's shots, the judge pulled out his own weapon, returning fire.
An Ohio judge whose judicial colleague was shot outside a courthouse says the attack had to be intended because people know where judges park.
"You have a judge shot in front of his courthouse, and that affected me".
Ohio Judge Joseph Bruzzese was shot during an apparent ambush outside of the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas in Steubenville, Ohio on Monday.
Around 8 a.m., Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese, Jr. was attacked by a suspect as he made his way into the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, City Manager James Mavromatis told reporters. A second suspect was seen being taken into custody by police.
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The state crime lab will help investigate the shooting of a county judge who was wounded while walking to his eastern OH courthouse. He is being treated for a bullet wound to the leg, which Abdalla said is believed to have ricocheted off of something and hit him.
Mavromatis said the Jefferson County Sheriffás Department, City Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol have done "an excellent job" securing the crime scene and are now working with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to look for shell casings and any evidence.
Judge Bruzzese, who has been on the bench at the Jefferson County courthouse since 1998, was airlifted to hospital in Pittsburgh to undergo emergency surgery. Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis said that he believes the judge is now in stable condition. Stay with 21 News for more information as it becomes available.
The suspect's body could be seen lying next to a auto of a neighboring bank drive-thru.