(FreshAsFrankie) Ohio Judge Shot After Being Ambushed Outside of Courthouse, Returns Fire
According to reports, an Ohio judge was shot outside of the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville on Monday morning. Judge Joseph Bruzzese was allegedly heading to work when he was approached by suspects outside the courthouse who fired shots at him.
Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis laid out the scenario, saying, “We’re starting to put this whole picture together, but basically what you have is the judge is going to work, these subjects were waiting for them. He comes up, shoots at the judge. The judge returns fire. We also have a probation officer that was behind the judge. He returns fire as he is shot at. The subject is deceased that he shot at. This probation officer has done his job. He reacted to the threat, trying to save the judge and any other bystander that may have been in the area.”
Because of the gunfire exchange, the courthouse was shut down for the rest of the day. Mavromatis noted that Judge Bruzzese was immediately taken to the hospital by a medical helicopter. Since then, Bruzzese has been talking and is in currently in stable condition.