JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) – According to Jefferson County officials, a judge has been shot in front of the courthouse.
Sheriff Fred Abdalla confirmed that Judge Joseph Bruzzese, Jr. was shot in front of the courthouse a little after 8 a.m.
Officials say his bailiff returned fire and killed one of the suspects.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has another suspect in custody currently.
Judge Bruzzese, Jr. has been lifeflighted to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. Officials say he is currently in stable condition.
The courthouse will remain closed for the day as the investigation continues.
Stay with 7News as details become available.