A Good Judge With A Gun

A judge in Steubenville, PA was ambushed outside a courthouse – and returned fire:

[Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph ] Bruzzese was shot in an ambush-style attack outside the Jefferson County Courthouse on his way into his office Monday morning.

County officials said the courthouse, which was closed today as the investigation progresses, will remain closed Tuesday.

Mavromatis said the family of the shooter, who was shot and killed by a probation officer who happened upon the exchange of gunfire between the shooter and the judge, has been notified.

The shiooter was counting on the judge being a helpless victim.

It’s so fun when they’re wrong.  Not for them, of course.

3 thoughts on “A Good Judge With A Gun

  1. When I first heard this, my immediate question was if he was a Family Court judge. Would never condone it, but I would totally understand it based on my own Family Court experiences over the last 7 1/2 years. So glad the good guys came out on top here.

  2. I love it when a story has a happy ending.

    Hang in there with family court, “escape”. I’ve seen more reality of how nasty that can be than I’d like–thankfully not as one of the participants, but yikes.

  3. I wonder if the judge was packing a Judge, the Taurus revolver chambered for either .410 shells or .45 Long Colts. It’s kind of big, but fits easily under the robes!

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