Judge shot

A 65-year-old Ohio judge was shot and wounded by the father of the Steubenville rapist on Monday. Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was ambushed and shot outside a Steubenville, Ohio courthouse by Nathaniel Richmond, who was killed by a probation officer.

Richmond, 51, is the father of Ma'Lik Richmond, who was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl who was passed out at an alcohol-fueled party.

Judge Bruzzese, who was armed, returned fire 5 times. Richmond was killed by a probation officer who was walking between buildings and heard the gunfire.

"He's right up to the judge. And that's when he fires another round and he shoved the judge over and then he takes off running towards his vehicle," said Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla.

The judge was airlifted to a Pittsburgh-area hospital and taken into surgery. He is listed in stable condition.

Richmond was reportedly upset that son Ma'Lik was recently told he couldn't play football for Youngstown State University this season, according to UK's Daily Mail.

Courthouse video shows Richmond's car parked across the street from the courthouse at 7:15 a.m. The car left the parking lot and returned later that morning.

A passenger in the car was grazed by a bullet during the shootout. He was treated for a non-life threatening injury at a hospital. The man said he was not aware of Richmond's intentions.

He told police he and Richmond had been out drinking the night before. He said Richmond told him he had to be in court the next morning.

Sherrif Abdalla said the man is not considered a suspect.

Richmond's family was notified of his death, but the Jefferson County Sheriff withheld his identification due to online threats against the probation officer. Rumors ran rampant that Richmond was shot in the back while fleeing.

Abdalla cautioned against spreading unfounded rumors online.

Security will be beefed up at the courthouse, and the FBI has joined the shooting investigation.

Ma'Lik Richmond was a 16-year-old student athlete on the Steubenville High School football team when he and a friend were accused of sexually assaulting a drunken 16-year-old girl in 2012.

The girl was photographed in compromising positions and the photos were shared by members of the football team.

Ma'Lik was convicted of penetrating the unconscious girl and he was sentenced to one year of juvenile detention in 2013.

Jusge Bruzzese presided over the trial.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Niggas wanting their children to be slaves ( unpaid college football players).

  • Diva4lyfe

    So u come for a Judge 4 years later. I tell you alcohol is a dangerous thing.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    the daddy must've really tied one on ? to think killing a judge was a good idea. time wouldn've been better spent at home w/his son telling him to steer clear of them cave dwellers.

  • Pamela

    In another article on HuffPo it says this judge did not preside over the rape case. A judge from out of town was brought in to preside.

  • dontgetblocked

    That judge and the parole officer were armed and ready. Negroes betta stop running up on these white folks. They carry and know how to shoot unlike the dead daddy. All this because that boy raped that Becky.

  • http://www.tiffanyinthecity.wordpress.com/ Tiffanyinthecity

    He did all that for one year in juvenille detention? If that kid did it, his ass got off easy! WTF!? Crazy that the judge was packing. He wasn't bout to be about the f*ck shit.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He was mad his possible future meal ticket got caught! Dumb ass.

  • AG

    Horrible situation all around.

  • Coy little wink

    Who starts a gunfight outside a courthouse? That's cop central...d'oh!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The choices we make. Think, think, think. Do not throw your future away be making a bad split second decision. SMH

  • pure_rachet

    No wonder the boy is in jail. What a role model for a dad.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sad. Be careful, who you have kids with. SMH!

  • JackieBrown

    ????

  • Sam Garofalo

    You believe anything in the Huff Post? Their Eds only care about creating a story, not the truth!

  • NicoleZee

    He shot the wrong person. He should have shot his sicko of a son if he was so trigger happy. Parents are always in denial. Had that been my son, a trial and sentence would not have been needed once I got done with him.

  • NicoleZee

    Most crimes against women and children are never prosecuted the way they should be. It's just sad. Rapists and child molesters deserve the death penalty even if the perpetrator is underaged like this sicko was. Sick and sad.

  • Malcom Flex

    Damn! Bad enough we lack good black dads that fool is going up under the jail and for what?!

  • Pamela

    Do you believe everything reported on SR?
    I read news from different sources and I observe discrepancies in reporting, which I point out to anyone interested.
    Don't shoot the messenger.

  • bella28498 .

    thats called justice, aint no telling how many black ppl this judge did wrong.

  • nick c

    Damn he doesn't even know how to run up on someone like that lol, one shot and then run like a b!tch.

  • BlackFeeMale

    Tell em

  • Harley

    So the Stanford rapist and all these nasty white boys get a slap on the wrist..... no wonder he went off on the judge

  • Harley

    For real

  • Harley

    Nah those white boya who rape get off wash with probation and no jail time

  • Sam Garofalo

    Absolutely, I agree! Pamela the press has shown themselves as uninformed! The judge for it the P.O. did it, the friend in the car did this, the Dad did that! It's their rush to press that causes all of the misinformation bantered about,

  • brooklyn23

    So let's let the black boy get off and say fck the victim for the sake of all the white boys who got off (sarcasm)

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The attempted murderer who fathered a rapist? Good genes run in the family.

  • brooklyn23

    And all the little ninga got was 1 yr in juvie. Dad act like his son got life and his son is the victim

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So what's his son gonna do without a dad?!

  • dontgetblocked

    He got a slap on the wrist. One year of juvy for rape???

  • dontgetblocked

    Since his son is already a convicted rapist and the father is a dead attempted murderer...I'd say he never had much of a papa.

  • Jussjess25

    Dam.. this going to ruin the young mans life. He will forever feel guilt about his dad, expecially if he did commit that sex act against the girl. Just so sad amd pointless. He couldnt stand to see his sons life ruined . So sad

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly!!

  • Jussjess25

    I bet ge didnt even rape that white gurl.. thats why dad was furious .

  • Jussjess25

    Facts !

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Which is the sad part!

    Look out for your son by being just, not going off the deep end. Just deplorable.

  • Miss Thang

    Wow the judge was packing. The judge said y'all ain't gonna have me out here unarmed. I know that's right.

  • NicoleZee

    It's sad what happened to that young lady. Parents these days are enablers. Your son rapes someone and he's still walking upright??? WTF??? No way could that have been my child, I wouldn't visit him in prison, if he makes it there after I get my hands on him; he would rot and I would never want to see him again. Rapists will continue to rape if they are set free. It's sick and sad. Most parents today work too damn hard to raise good kids, and it's often single mothers doing it on their own anyway and the way these kids repay their parents is to become a sick criminal???? What in all the hell??? Any parent that would support a dirtbag criminal for a child is just as sick as they are. Disgusting.

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    The dummy let people take photographs. Why do you think the two of them got charged?

    Drunk female against male athletes? The only way they'll believe her if they boys photograph themselves in the act. And this fool did. How else will a passed out girl know who assaulted her with their finger. He got off easy.

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    But he's dead and the judge is alive. Not getting your logic on this one.

  • tintin

    That dad saw everything he worked for thrown down the drain. What he had hoped for his son that he raised was all taken away. He clearly didn't want to live anymore

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What in the unstructured hoodbangin Mess is going on.. When babies having babies gone wrong!

  • Pamela

    He is dead.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Had they not did that girl like that and shared it all over Twitter he'd be in school like he should be. Daddy was mad at the wrong folks.

  • GIJoeJones

    Wow, this is a perfect example of one night causing an entire world to unravel. One horrible decision at a party and this boys life is ruined, his father is an attempted murderer who died in the commission of his crime. This dudes life is going to be a mess for a long time to come. Talk to your kids folks.

  • deanya

    ? fuck him and his dad

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    He needs to be more worried about his failure as a father because his son's judgment and morals are suspect rather than his son getting into a damn college to play football

  • MsVAllDay

    Sooooo he rapes a girl and gets one year in Juvy and daddy is madd??? I'm so confused!

  • Dowoop

    More like when stupid people have kids...This man was 51, he knew his son was wrong and he knew what he was doing was wrong.

  • Dowoop

    It wasnt taken from his son. His son threw it away.

  • Dowoop

    What are you talking about? The cases are comparable. This kid is worse, after he raped her he had the audacity to continue to shame her by sharing pics!

  • SuggaB

    Wow that's harsh. How many children do you have?

  • classycns

    Yes and the teen girl life was ruined that night as well. I notice you forget to mention her. Remember they raped an unconscious girl and then posted her naked pictures on the SM.

  • classycns

    Rapist deserve to have their lives ruined because they ruin the lives of their victims. This was rape.

  • classycns

    Maybe he should get some counseling to deal with his desires of sexual violence. My gut tells me that the son will rape again and blame it on the trauma of losing his father.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Don't forget the young girl's life. I'm sure she never expected to be violated and then have this violation exposed on social media for the world to see -- a double violation for her. His life is a mess but so is hers. The boy got one year in juvie -- he'll live....

  • Quitedeliteful

    This kid only got a year in baby-booking!!! The kid ain't shyt and the daddy ain't shyt.

  • NicoleZee

    I only have one little boy for now, he'll be two in October. My mother was a mom that didn't play either, just like I am. Children are not supposed to embarrass their parents. After all I went through to have my son, I thought I couldn't have children and then I almost died on the operating table after he was born, I wish he would do some mess like that! No way, I bet my mom would get to him before I could. I'm scared at what the outcome would be with her! Men are supposed to be taught to never hurt a lady, period.

  • YellowSauce

    I think they have to carry .. all of those people they send to jail and etc ... and for good reason

  • Mrs.Meenie

    I think Dad was probably more mad at the fact that he knew his son probably wouldn't be able to get drafted to the NFL with a Juvenile Rape Charge on his record. His son was probably his only come up and the Judge made sure that the son paid the consequences as he should have. No woman deserves to be raped no matter what kind of state she is in and this story should be shared with High Schools around the US as an example to young boys and girls to think about their actions b/c he might cost them everything.

  • Capricornlady

    OK I understand the seriousness of this crime and all that. But what I dont understand is why females get so drunk to the point of passing out. Im not excusing what this boy did etc. Im really just trying to understand why anyone would want to be that drunk. I was watching an episode of Dateline(I think) and this same thing happened to another female and she refused to own up to her own stupidity of the situation. I just dont understand!!!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    You obviously have never been drunk or don't drink, never been to a party or have teenagers, or went to college or a college parties....when getting drunk (which I've been several times in my former years) your purpose is never to be raped more than to have a good time. The stupid thing is to try to have sex with someone without their consent. I just thank God this never happened to me.

    See how Karma does, the father goes and get "DRUNK" and then in his drunk stupor decides to kill a judge. See how that works....now you dead for the same thing you were defending your son for...>SMDH.

  • bella28498 .

    oh my bad I was working when I read this

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    This is the EXACT thought that went through my mind when I read the story...from beginning to end..

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    oh. understand now. Do it all the time. :D

  • Capricornlady

    Yeah I am a very light social drinker. Im just always in awe of ppl(especially women)who think its ok to be so drunk that they pass out. i guess I will never understand it.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yes its irresponsible but you really don't know how drunk you are until you pass out....LOL...

  • chris

    That's extreme

  • Ajavee

    Excatly the father was wrong he raised his son that he is not accountable for his actions and this is the chaos that comes from it. That young man now has a lot to think about it all came down to choices.

  • Ajavee

    His son made a terrible choice by raping a young woman and uploading the video online he did it to himself he made a choice.

  • Ajavee

    Exactly ?. This young man has to live with his choice.

  • Ajavee

    No matter what the race of the rapist it is wrong period.

  • Ajavee

    Truth??.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    You can raise them right yet some will stray, his son just had to pay for his wrongdoing. I wouldn't want my child to ber a rapist either but would of totally loved them still FROM jail. Daddy and son made horrible choices.

  • Jussjess25

    If in fact he did rape the girl.. I for one dont believe he did. Which more than likely why his dad made that terrible decsion.

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly !!

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Lol how you know he was drunk boo LMAO you got me dying lol haha haha

  • GIJoeJones

    True, quite true. I did indeed forget to mention the innocent victim in the entire scenario. My fault on that. I was more focused on how one person's behavior can be the cause of misery for them and their entire family. But yes, indeed, the victim is definitely included on the list of folks suffering as a result of this kid's behavior.

  • Amy

    I can't stand women who try to blame other women for rape or make excuses for the monsters who RAPE. I have never been raped thank God but I have always believed that victim shamers are a part if the evil. smh. disgusting. There is no owning up to any stupidity. I don't care if a girl is drunk every day of her life she needs REHAB not RAPE.

  • Terrina Williams

    My Daddy always says----"heart ache don't stop in one place". This young man has a lot to think about.

  • Harley

    Yeah but the white ones should serve time just as any other race and not get preferential treatment

  • Harley

    There are no worst! All rapists should do time and have a record!!! White boys are getting lighter sentences than black and boys of color point blank and its unfair. Look at the kid in Texas who wasnt sent to jail because he was affluent and had murdered people driving drunk. I am not saying he shouldnt be punished. I am saying punish everyone EQUALLY

  • Harley

    Naw BOO! Lets prosecute the white boys and make them serve jail time and have records as well..... Lets not be ignorant