Sheriff: AK 47 still missing after attempted murder of deputy

WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Officials issued an alert warning citizens about the possibility of an AK 47 style assault rifle used in Thursday's shooting of a Warren County Sheriff's deputy that was left in the Landen area.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said after Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui discarded the weapon he is accused of firing at Deputy Katie Barnes and to shoot his own father in the hand.

Laghaoui, 19, is held on a $2 million bond at the Warren County jail on one count of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of felonious assault, jail officials said.

Authorities said in a prepared statement Saturday they are unsure if the rifle is still loaded with ammunition.

"We are asking the public to be aware of this and keep their eyes open for any suspicious items," sheriff's officials wrote. "The rifle could be concealed in a piece of clothing or just tossed in a flower bed or wooded area."

If you have any information you are asked to contact authorities immediately.

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