Ohio Bar Shooting: 3 Killed, 1 Arrested

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - March 11, 2014

A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of three men whom he shot in an Ohio bar over the weekend. One of the men was an off-duty police officer who was celebrating his birthday with his two friends who were also shot and killed.

Reports claim that the three men began to argue with the shooter after he punched the off-duty officer’s wife. The shooter, who was identified as 33-year-old Igmidio Mista of Fremont, Ohio, pulled out a gun and shot four men. The three men who died were 26-year-old Elmore police Officer Jose Andy Chavez, 28-year-old bartender Ramiro Sanchez, and a 25-year-old customer, Daniel Ramirez. The fourth man shot was 25-year-old Ramiro Arreola, who was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses claim that the shooter had been at the bar for some time and had been involved in another fight that same night. After his altercation with Chavez and his friends, the shooter left the bar and came back in with a gun and started shooting.

Chavez had been at a birthday party for his young daughter earlier in the day and had agreed to go to the bar with friends to celebrate his own birthday, which was earlier in the week. Mrs. Chavez was not shot during the incident but did confirm that she had been punched by the shooter earlier in the night.

Police arrested Mista at his home in Fremont after meeting with a relative outside. They were able to take Mista into custody without incident. A judge chose to hold Mista without bail on Monday. Mista is not a U.S. citizen and the judge was afraid he may try to evade the police if allowed out on bail. His records showed that he had done so in the past.

Sgt. Jeffrey Harrison of the Elmore Police Department said that officer Chavez had been employed with the police department for over two years and was an “exemplary” officer. He left behind a wife and two small children.

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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  • frank dreben

    another illegal alien – go amnesty and obama!!!!!

  • Michael McKown

    So now we get to support this piece of trash for the rest of his life…Oh wait, we probably already were. Won’t these situations get so much better once we legalize these people. As said below…Go Amnesty Go Obama…PLEASE, just GO!!!!

  • mikbrow

    Another illegal that wasn`t deported from his previous run in with police . I am agentsssurprised he didn`t pick up a rock an throw it at the police when they came to arrest him .Nevermind , that only works on the Border patrol agents . Thanks trades Obama ,America trades the lives of three U.S. citizens for one worthless illegal immigrant under your policies ..We hold you responsible .

  • Mark Keller

    How are there 3 comments and all of them are blaming Obama? This country has lost its damn mind!!

    • pfunkrandy

      They blaming a president that been in office for about years for an issues that been going on for over 100 years. I do agree that when he was in trouble last time with the law they should have send his azz packing

      • Mark Keller

        I don’t even comprehend what you are trying to say. Been in the office for years and when who was in trouble?

  • Olde Rose

    Another beezeetoor come to do the yobs we won’t do, and to pay taxes just as we do. And if you buy that bull; boy, do I have a bridge to sell you, cheap.

  • Paul

    blaming Obama for this is the ultimate in DUMB. Obama has deported more criminal illegal aliens than any other U.S. President in modern history. FACT: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/aug/10/american-principles-action/has-barack-obama-deported-more-people-any-other-pr/

  • lolo

    why are there so many mexicans in ohio?

  • MUSLIMCHILDMOLESTER69

    And people want Amnesty.

  • stevebarrette

    another f-ing illegal

  • Legends Alen

    Barry Hussien Soetoro is making the movie “2016” all come true. Amnesty for all illegals……but at least this illegal took out some other illegals!!!!