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OH judge shot in 'ambush' outside courthouse, returns fire at attacker

22 August 2017

At least one of the subjects shot at Bruzzese, who then returned fire with his own weapon. And for people who say they're going to retaliate upsets me. Once the bullet slugs are removed from the body, it will be determined who shot the suspect.

One suspect is dead and another is in custody after a judge was shot outside a courthouse in eastern OH this morning, a local official said.

Bruzzese Jr. was shot at the Jefferson County Courthouse and rushed to hospital by medical helicopter, WTOV 9 News reports.

Steubenville is more than 38 miles west of Pittsburgh.

Local media reported that the suspect's body could be seen lying next to a auto at the drive-thru of a neighboring bank.

"It just hurts", Abdalla said.

The state crime lab will help investigate the shooting of a county judge who was wounded while walking to his eastern OH courthouse.

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Officials believe the probation officer hit the suspect. A second suspect is in custody.

In a statement Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said that the Steubenville Police Department asked the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to investigate the shooting. BCI has assigned its Special Investigations, Crime Scene, and Cyber Units to this investigation.

Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Investigators didn't immediately release information about his condition or the suspect.

A suspect was fatally shot after opening fire on a judge near a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, on August 21, 2017.

The suspect's body could be seen lying next to a auto at a neighboring bank drive-thru.

Steubenville City Manager Jim Mavromatis told WTOV that Bruzzese was speaking after the shooting, although authorities did not immediately say what condition the judge was in.

OH judge shot in 'ambush' outside courthouse, returns fire at attacker