Blue Alert issued for man accused of shooting Ohio deputy

(Courtesy: Warren County Sheriff’s Office)

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (AP/WCMH) – Authorities in Warren County say a man accused of shooting two people including a sheriff’s deputy has been captured.

The shooting happened Thursday night in Deerfield Township, about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui.

Laghaoui is described as a white male standing 5’7″ tall and weighing 155 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a navy t-shirt and an O’Reilly Auto Parts hat backwards. He also has a beard.

Authorities say the female deputy was shot while responding to report of a domestic situation at an apartment complex.

They say she was taken to a hospital, and was “conscious and alert.” Another person also was shot. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Deerfield Township Fire Rescue sent out a tweet late Thursday warning of an active shooter situation. They advised people to stay inside and not to open their doors to strangers.

A Blue Alert is a notification used to enlist public assistance in the event of a law enforcement officer being critically injured, killed, or missing when the suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information about Laghaoui’s location is asked to call 911.

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