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As Washington Examiner reporter Salena Zito tweeted, thank God he was carrying! A man opened fire on a judge outside of a courthouse in Steubenville, OH. The judge and took out his gun and fired back. He killed the suspect.
The suspect was Nathaniel Richmond, the father of one of the Steubenville High School football players convicted of rape.
Authorities - Connection - Rape - Case - Steubenville
Authorities still do not have a connection to the rape case though. The Steubenville rape case caught national attention back in 2012. Richmond’s son Ma’Lik left a juvenile detention center in January 2014 after serving 10 months of a year long sentence for the rape of a 16-year-old girl at a party.
Sheriff - Fred - Abdalla - Suspect - Court
According to Sheriff Fred Abdalla, the shooting suspect arrived in the Court Street Alley next to the Jefferson County Courtroom just after 7 this morning.
The suspect had a passenger with him in the car, who reportedly knew nothing about the suspected shooter’s plans. The suspected shooter reportedly told the passenger that he had to appear in court.
Sheriff - Abdalla - Shots - Am
Sheriff Abdalla says the shots were fired at approximately 8 a.m.
Judge [Joseph] Bruzzese shot back, and a probation officer behind him shot as well, ultimately taking the suspect down to the ground and killing him.
Judge - Surgery - Pittsburgh - Passenger
The judge is currently in surgery in Pittsburgh, and the passenger has been released.
Officials have announced that Judge...
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