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Arrest Made in Ohio Officer Killing

March 11, 2014  | 

Officer Jose Andy Chavez (Photo: Elmore (Ohio) PD)
Officer Jose Andy Chavez (Photo: Elmore (Ohio) PD)

Igmidio “Roger” Mista, 33, is charged with shooting and killing off-duty Elmore police Officer Jose Andy Chavez, 26; bartender Ramiro Sanchez, 28; and Daniel Ramirez, 25, while celebrating the officer's birthday at a bar. A fourth man, Ramiro Arreola, 25, was shot in the shoulder, reports the Toledo Blade.

Elmore (Ohio) PD police grieved the loss of Chavez, an officer for two years. He graduated from Fremont’s Ross High School and attended Owens Community College. The officer was married and had two children, a 16-month-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. He also was a volunteer coach for the Woodmore High School boys soccer team.

“There was a report that a punch was thrown, and then Roger Mista then took over for his friend and shot a person. And then, we think, started to exit but was randomly shooting people at his exit,” said Fremont Police Chief Tim Wiersma.

Mista has been charged with three counts of murder and remained in custody without bond late Monday.

Related:

Off-Duty Ohio Officer Celebrating Birthday Shot Dead in Bar

Tags: Officer Down, Off-Duty Incidents, Elmore (Ohio) PD, Fremont (Ohio) PD


Comments (3)

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TheRookie @ 3/11/2014 5:32 PM

RIP Officer Chavez. Can't even go out to celebrate a birthday anymore. I stopped going to bars when I was a rookie. Never fails some knuckle head always has to start something in them environments. Cop bars used to solve that issue. Not any more.

S.S. @ 3/12/2014 5:06 AM

R.I.P. Officer Chavez, may God bless you, your family, and your family in blue. Condolences also go out to the families and the victims. I hope they fry that s.o.b. p.o.s.

Sky @ 3/12/2014 6:17 AM

Condolances to the family and all the relations of Ofcr Chavez. Incidents like the one in this case happen frequently, not a good idea to celebrate in a Bar or around people who drink alcoholic beverages. Too bad.

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