Search for Shooter After Police Officer, 2 Others Killed at Bar

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FREMONT, Ohio – Three people are dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting in Fremont, Sunday morning.

Police arrived at the Last Call Bar around 1:30 a.m. for reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found several men with gunshot wounds.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene, and another died at the hospital. A fourth man, Ramiro Arrola, 25, was life flighted to a Toledo hospital in critical condition.

The shooting victims are 26-year-old Elmore police officer Jose “Andy” Chavez; 28-year-old Ramiro “Ronnie” Sanchez, a bartender; and 25-year-old Daniel Ramirez, a customer at the bar.

Elmore police said Officer Chavez was employed as a full time officer since Jan. 9, 2012. In a statement, the department said, “(he) was an exemplary officer in good standing with the department.”

He leaves behind a wife and two young children, a 16-month-old and a 6-year-old.

Police said Chavez was out celebrating his belated birthday, which was March 2.

Police are still searching for the shooter. They’re asking anyone with information to contact them at 419-332-6464.

Stay with FOX 8 News and for new details.


  • cj

    Prayers for the family of the deceased. I am so relieved my son decided to give up being a policeman. This brings awareness of how dangerous their job is. Commands more respect for the officers who put their lives at risk for us everyday.

  • Karentheis

    Unbelievable it’s too friggin bad that you cannot go out and celebrate ,without having to worry if someone in the bar might have a gun ! What’s wrong with this country?

  • Rod Byer

    Just moved here from Fremont area. Andy and his family were friends for more than 13 years. Prayers go out to his parents, brothers.wife and children. Andy loved live to the fullest. You will be missed.

  • Agustin

    He sure looks like the scum of the earth I hope he gets life and not the death penalty so he can suffer the rest of his life without knowing what being free feels like.

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