Posted August 22, 2017 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

A judge in Steubenville, OH stepped outside of the courthouse a little after 8:00 yesterday morning. It doesn’t matter why. What matters is that he was walking around armed, and it was a good thing, too.

Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis said that Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was shot as he walked just outside the courthouse shortly after 8 a.m. The judge was armed and returned fire, firing at least five shots, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla. A probation officer fired an unknown number of shots. And the suspect fired five shots.

The Steubenville police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department are investigating.

The suspect was hit three times by gunfire, the sheriff said.

If the name “Steubenville” sounds familiar, there’s a good reason why.

The suspect was identified as Nathaniel “Nate” Richmond, father of former high school football player Ma’Lik Richmond who was convicted of rape in the now infamous Steubenville Rape Case.

The younger Richmond had served his time, but was blocked from being able to play college football due to his criminal past, which may have set off the elder Richmond who was killed at the scene.

It does not appear that the younger Richmond’s …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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