Man who shot Warren County deputy gets 36 years

By Associated Press and News Journal


LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of shooting and injuring his father and a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.

A jury handed down the sentence to 20-year-old Mohammad Abdou Laghaoui Wednesday.

Laghaoui was convicted of various charges connected to the June 2016 shooting including attempted murder, felonious assault and domestic violence.

Authorities say Warren County Deputy Katie Barnes was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex.

Barnes is a Mason native who graduated from Mason High School and was the starting point guard on the 2000 Ohio Division I state champion girls basketball team.

She was an All-American soccer player at West Virginia University and a professional soccer player.

Investigators say Laghaoui fired several rounds from an AK-47-style rifle, striking Barnes in the abdomen and his father in the hand.

Laghaoui fled after the shooting, leading to a seven-hour manhunt.

The defense had argued Laghaoui was not fit to stand trial, saying he could not be found guilty by reason of insanity.


By Associated Press and News Journal