An Ohio man was indicted Tuesday on charges including attempted aggravated murder and attempted murder after he shot at his father and a sheriff’s deputy last month after a dispute over hummus.
19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui was also charged with felonious assault and tampering with evidence.
According to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell, “it all went downhill” June 9th after Mr. Laghaoui ate too much of his father’s hummus. Laghaoui’s brother is the one who called 911, and Laghaoui could be heard in the background making threats.
Deputy Katie Barnes responded to the call at the apartment, but left when Laghaoui’s father and brother declined to press charges.
She was called back a little later after Laghaoui’s brother told police Laghaoui had punched his father in the face.
Deputy Barnes was then shot in the abdomen by what appeared to be an AK-47-style rifle. She’s expected to make a full recovery.
His father was shot in the hand while trying to keep his son out of their apartment and lost some fingers.
A helicopter searched the area for Laghaoui, and he was found and arrested several hours later.
Laghaoui is also said to have shot at a neighbor, with the bullet entering a child’s bedroom in another apartment.
Authorities have yet to find the rifle.
He remains in jail on a $2 million bond.
He faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.