Ohio Deputy Shot; Suspect in Custody
Deputy Katie Barnes was shot by a suspect who was armed with an AK-47 while responding to a domestic violence call. Deputy Barnes was struck in the lower abdomen and has already been released from this hospital.
As Barnes approached the second floor, where Apartment C is located, Lagahoui immediately opened fire on her with an AK-47 assault rifle.
At least six spent rounds were found near Barnes, with five rounds found elsewhere. She fired four times, Sims said.
Within a minute, Barnes called for help and returned fire.
Barnes was struck by one of the rounds at that point, then another deputy arrived and he was able to get Barnes out of there, Sims said.
Thinking the shots were firecrackers, two neighbors went outside and became face-to-face with Lagahoui.
One of them, Jason Ratliff, was shot twice but is unharmed, Sims said. (BLM Editor’s Note: We assume that the reporter meant to write that Mr. Ratliff was shot at twice.)
It wasn’t until 4:30 a.m., when Lagahoui returned to his apartment, that the Warren County Sheriff’s Office took him into custody without incident, Sims said.
Great job by all officers involved. Let’s hope that this scum doesn’t see sunshine for a while.