Warren County shooting similar to 2014 Hamilton incident

The shooting of Warren County Deputy Katie Barnes late Thursday night as she responded to a domestic call, has parallels to a 2014 incident that wounded a Hamilton police officer.

Hamilton police officer Chad Stafford was shot in the head Feb. 15, 2014, by 18-year-old Brandon Keeler, who was firing shots from a civilian-model AK-47 rifle at 11th Street and Sipple Avenue.

Stafford was shot as he pulled up to the scene on a snowy Saturday morning. He was able to return fire, killing Keeler, who left notes indicating he wanted to die at the hands of police.

Stafford was alone on the call of someone firing shots in the air. He returned to his job after making a full recovery.

Barnes was hit in abdomen when she pulled up a second time in one night to a domestic indecent on Jonathan Lane in Deerfield Twp.

The suspect, Mohammad Abdu Laghaoui, 19, is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of felonious assault. He was reportedly armed with an AK-47, according to early reports from law enforcement.

Barnes was the apparently the only officer on the call at the time of the shooting.

Barnes has been released from the hospital and is expected to recover.

Stafford received the Medal of Valor from the Hamilton Police Department, the department's highest honor, in honor of his response during the 2014 shooting.