Judge shot in ambush outside Steubenville courthouse, 1 suspect dead

Katrina Barker
August 22, 2017

So far, authorities have not released a motive for the shooting.

Bruzzese joined the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas in 1998 and was re-elected in 2014.

Ma'lik Richmond arrives for the start of his trial on March 13, 2013 in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio.

The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is calling the shooting attack on a judge going to work a cowardly ambush.

Judge Joseph Corabi said he and the county's two other judges park in reserved spots next to the courthouse in eastern Ohio.

The attack "reminds us all of the very real potential for violence against judges", Maureen O'Connor said. It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired in the exchange.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) says he's been told the judge is expected to survive.

Abdalla said it appears the suspect walked up to the judge as he approached the courthouse and shot him several times in the stomach at point-blank range.

This story has been corrected to show that the probation officer, not the judge, is believed to have fired the shot that killed the gunman.

"Clearly looking at the one video, you see the attacker coming up toward him", Mavromatis said. She said Nathaniel Richmond did have a criminal history and was involved in a pending case, but it was unclear if that case had anything to do with the shooting.

A man who shot a judge in an "ambush-style" attack outside an OH courthouse was killed when the judge and aprobation officer returned fire, authorities said Monday. A second person was taken into custody. He says BCI's special investigations, crime scene and cyber units are on the case.

The 65-year-old judge underwent surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital.

The suspected shooter was killed by a probation officer who returned fire.

Judge Frank Bruzzeze was shot outside the Jefferson County courthouse, Steubenville city manager James Mavromatis told ABC News. This second person, who was not identified, did not get out of the vehicle and was wounded by a possible bullet ricochet and taken to the hospital, the sheriff said.

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