AK-47 used in Warren County shooting still missing

Crews searching Landen Lake
AK-47 used in Warren County shooting still missing
Posted at 8:34 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 08:53:04-04

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Crews continue to search Landen Lake for the assault rifle allegedly used in the June 9 shooting of a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy and another person.

The sheriff’s office has asked residents in the wooded, suburban community near Kings Island to check their property — including unlocked sheds — for the weapon, believed to be wrapped in clothing, the Journal-News reported Wednesday.

It is unknown if the weapon is still loaded, according to the sheriff’s office.

“We have an SKS AK-47 still not accounted for and we’re doing everything we can to look for this weapon,” Warren County Chief Deputy Barry Riley said.

MORE: Passport, ammo seized from suspect’s home

Fire/rescue crews from Salem, Union and Turtlecreek townships are using small boats to help them comb the 80-acre lake.

Anyone who comes across the weapon should call the sheriff’s office at 513-695-1280.

MORE: Accused shooter’s case sent to grand jury

Mohammed Laghaoui remains in the county jail on $2 million bond. He is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault and attempted felonious assault in connection with the incident that resulted in the wounding of his father and Deputy Katie Barnes.

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