Monday, March 10, 2014

Ohio: Igmidio Mista, 33, Arrested for Mass Murder Bar Shooting; One of His Victims was an Off-Duty Cop


Igmidio Mista's mug shot (Fremont PD). Even if the pic doesn't show any tats, this guy’s got gangbanger written all over him.

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Hypothesis: The shooter was a gang-banger who went to the bar to bring hell to it. He knew a certain cop who’d busted him or one of his associates drank there, and deliberately battered the cop’s wife, knowing who she was.

Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this article.

Arrest made in Ohio bar shooting that killed 3

Published March 10, 2014
Associated Press/Fox News

FREMONT, Ohio – An off-duty police officer celebrating his birthday and two other men were shot and killed at a northern Ohio nightclub over the weekend after an argument erupted when the shooter punched the officer's wife, relatives said.

Police arrested 33-year-old Igmidio Mista of Fremont, on Monday morning and charged him with opening fire inside the Last Call Bar early Sunday.

A warrant issued just hours before the arrest charged Mista with three counts of murder. It wasn't immediately clear who his lawyer was.

Officers found Mista at a home in Fremont, police said. He came to the door after a relative had met the officers, and he was taken into custody without incident, police Chief Tim Wiersma said.

Killed in the shooting were 26-year-old Elmore police Officer Jose Andy Chavez, 28-year-old bartender Ramiro Sanchez, and a 25-year-old customer, Daniel Ramirez. A fourth man shot at the bar, 25-year-old Ramiro Arreola, was taken to a hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

The shooting happened after a man approached Chavez's wife and began arguing her with, then punching her in the face, said Manuel Chavez, the officer's uncle.

"My nephews jumped on this guy," Manuel Chavez told the Sandusky Register.

The man then left the bar and came back in a side door and began shooting, Manuel Chavez said.

The officer's wife, who would not provide her name, told The (Toledo) Blade that she had been punched before the shooting started.

Wiersma said Sunday that the shooter had been in the bar for some time and may have gotten into a fight with another patron "when things went horribly wrong."

[Cliché alert: Things didn’t “go horribly wrong.” For the shooter, things went horribly right. He was looking to hurt people, from the get-go.]

Jose Andy Chavez had been at a birthday party for his daughter on Saturday night when Ramirez suggested they go out to celebrate the officer's birthday, which had been earlier in the week, Manuel Chavez said.

The officer and his wife had two young children. He had been with the Elmore Police Department for more than two years and was an "exemplary" officer, Sgt. Jeffrey Harrison said in a statement.


Anonymous said...

Police quite often need private clubs where they can drink and eat at their leisure and not have to worry about a patron causing trouble for them.

Admit only for members. Sad that the police have to put up with that sort of stuff but that is reality.

What do they know about the immigration status of Ignido?

Anonymous said...

The perp will approach the wife of the officer and ask her to dance and when she refuses the villain will start a fight and then say that there was an "argument".