Teen defendant dead after deputy-involved shooting inside Franklin County courtroom

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Teen shot & killed by deputy in courtroom (6 p.m. update)
16-year-old shot & killed inside Franklin County courtroom


The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy involved in the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old inside the courthouse as Richard Scarborough.


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A teenage defendant is dead after a shooting inside a Franklin County courtroom.

The gunfire rang out at 12:40 p.m. inside a juvenile court courtroom at the Franklin County Courthouse.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened during a hearing for 16-year-old Joseph Haynes. He was charged with menacing with a firearm.


During the proceeding, they said Haynes and his family members got into an altercation with a deputy.

The deputy fired his gun, shooting Joseph Haynes in the abdomen.

"The deputy was knocked to the ground as part of that altercation, where he came under attack from some of the folks that were involved, family members, and one shot was fired," said Chief Rick Minerd.

Haynes died 35 minutes later at Grant Medical Center.

The deputy was taken to the hospital. The Sheriff's Office is only saying his injuries are not life-threatening.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Sheriff's Office with this investigation.

As of Wednesday night no one else involved is in custody.

According to juvenile records obtained by 10 Investigates, Haynes was charged with aggravated menacing after he pointed a handgun at two people threatening to shoot them.

Haynes had already been declared a juvenile delinquent and was placed on probation and electronic monitoring earlier in the year after being caught with a concealed weapon in his shorts.

The weapon belonged to his mother.

In 2016, Haynes was charged with domestic violence for allegedly choking his own mother. The charges were later dropped at her request.

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