The sheriff said that years earlier, he had urged Bruzzese to carry a weapon with him for protection due to all of the "nutcases" around the country.
Mavromatis said a probation officer was among those who returned fire. And for people who say they're going to retaliate upsets me.
Bruzzese had likely arrived early to review his usual Monday morning batch of legal motions, Corabi said.
Ma'Lik Richmond is now on the Youngstown State football team but is not allowed to play in any games, the school said earlier this month in responding to criticism surrounding his participation. This was an ambush and attempted murder.
A judge was shot and wounded Monday morning as he walked toward his county's courthouse, and a suspect was killed after a probation officer returned fire, officials said. He is being treated for a bullet wound to the leg, which Abdalla said is believed to have ricocheted off of something and hit him.
During remarks to reporters Monday afternoon, Abdalla described Bruzzese as an avid hunter and sportsman.
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"He is very intelligent and he can cut to the chase", Corabi said.
Bruzzese, 65, hears general and domestic relations cases as one of two judges serving in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. He has served on that court since 1997, according to OH supreme court records.
The courthouse is closed this morning while the investigation by local law enforcement officers continues. He has served on that court since 1997, according to Ohio Supreme Court records, and he was most recently re-elected in 2014 to another six-year term. A second person affiliated with the shooter, the driver of a vehicle who was struck by a possible ricochet, isn't considered a suspect since the attacker simply told them "he had to be in court Monday morning".
The judge was able to talk to others after he was shot, reports said.
Mavromatis called the attack a "deliberate act against our city's judge".
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the OH attorney general's office is investigating the shooting.