Thank God he was carrying

By Salena Zito

All he was trying to do was go to work.

In the minutes that ticked by in the 8 a.m. hour on Monday morning, Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was walking through the narrow alley in the shadow of the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, when a man got out of his car in the nearby bank parking lot and opened fire.

Police say Bruzzese returned fire, and a nearby probation officer stepped in and ultimately killed the suspect. Another man who was with the attacker, sitting in the car with him, was taken into custody.

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