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Ohio bar shooting: Off-duty police officer is one of three killed

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An Ohio bar-shooting over the weekend left three men dead. One of the men killed in the Ohio bar-shooting was an off-duty police officer. The officer was with his two friends who were also shot and killed as the officer was celebrating his birthday which occurred earlier in the week, according to a WebProNews report on Tuesday.

An argument ensued between the shooter – identified as Igmidio Mista, 33, of Fremont, Ohio - and the three men after the shooter punched the off-duty officer’s wife in the bar. In total, he shot four persons when he pulled out his gun.

Dead are Jose Andy Chavez - a 26-year-old Elmore policeman – as well as bartender Ramiro Sanchez, 28, and Daniel Ramirez, 25, who was a customer in the bar at the time of the shooting. Additionally, Ramiro Arreola, 25, was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Reportedly, Mista was involved in an earlier fight, after which he left the bar and returned with the gun and started shooting.

Mista was arrested at his home and the judge in the case kept him custody as authorities are afraid he may try to evade police – as he reportedly had done in the past. The shooter is not a legal United States citizen.

The officer, Chavez, had been with the police department for two years and leaves behind his wife and two small children.

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