Man who shot father, Warren County deputy sentenced

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.:

Mohammed Laghaoui, 20, who was sentenced to 36 years in prison earlier today, shot a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy and his father during an incident last June that prompted an extensive manhunt in the Landen area of Warren County.

A jury in April convicted Mohammed Laghaoui of attempted aggravated murder with a gun specification for firing at a police officer; two counts of attempted murder, both with firearm specifications; three counts of felonious assault with firearm specifications; one count of tampering with evidence; and a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.

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On June 9, 2016, Deputy Katie Barnes and Sgt. William Langdon were dispatched for the second time that evening on a domestic complaint at The Orchards of Landen Apartments in Deerfield Twp. Barnes was immediately confronted by Laghaoui. He fired at least seven shots from an assault rifle that struck her in the abdominal region before he fled on foot. Laghaoui also fired two shots at a neighbor who was not struck, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Laghaoui’s father, Abdessadek Laghaoui, suffered a major gunshot wound to his hand when his son shot through the door of his apartment when he wasn’t allowed inside, prosecutor’s said.

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UPDATE @ 1:56 p.m.:

Mohammed Laghaoui, 20, was sentenced to 36 years in prison on nine charges stemming from an active shooter incident last June in Warren County.  

He faced a maximum of 57 years in prison, including 16 mandatory, under state law.


The 20-year-old Deerfield Twp. man found responsible for last June’s active shooter incident that wounded two people and prompted an extended manhunt and lock down of the Landen area in Warren County is to be sentenced today.

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Judge Timothy Tepe is scheduled to sentence Mohammed Laghaoui at 1 p.m. in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

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In April, Laghaoui was convicted of wounding his father and sheriff’s deputy Katie Barnes on June 9, 2016, during an incident outside his family’s apartment in Deerfield Twp., Warren County.

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A jury deliberated more than four hours before finding Laghaoui guilty on nine of 10 charges filed.

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He faces more than 50 years in prison.

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Nadeem Quraishi represents Laghaoui and is expected to argue for leniency, emphasizing the role mental illness played in the incident. Prosecutors urged Tepe to sentence Laghaoui to an extended prison term in a memorandum filed earlier this week.

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