Authorities in Ohio Friday arrested a man accused of wounding two people, including a sheriff’s deputy, in an apartment complex shooting.
Deerfield Township fire officials confirmed the suspect was taken into custody at around 5 a.m Friday. The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui, who faces preliminary charges including attempted murder.
The shooting occurred Thursday night in Deerfield Township, about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Katie Barnes was shot in the abdomen while responding to a report of a domestic situation at an apartment complex. She's expected to recover.
The suspect's father was shot in the hand.
Laghaoui fired an assault rifle yet to be recovered, Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims said. "The shooting was basically right after the deputy's arrival," Lt. John Faine added.
Authorities said the deputy was taken to a hospital and was “conscious and alert.”
Brian Freedman, a resident of the apartment complex, told The Cincinnati Enquirer that he arrived home to find the area cordoned off.
"I don't know if I've ever seen so many police officers in one place," Freedman said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.