USA: Assailant Ambushes Judge Outside Ohio Courthouse, Judge & Probation Officer Return Fire Killing Attacker

This story from Above the Law this morning illustrates that the wild west is alive and well in the US of A…….

Yesterday morning, an Ohio judge was shot outside of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville in an ambush-style attack. According to police, the assailant jumped out of his car, ran up to the judge, and immediately began shooting, but the judge and a probation officer at the scene returned fire, resulting in the attacker’s death.

Common Pleas Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was shot in the stomach several times at point-blank range. Here’s more information from the Washington Post: