Jason Michael Mesich is a Minnesota man accused of murdering his wife in his garage before taking multiple rounds to the neighbors. The shooting took place on August 30 at around 23:00 in Bloomington.
Bloomington Police said an adult woman and a 12-year-old girl whose family members were identified as sisters were shot during gunfire and rushed to the hospital. The boy named Saulter-Outlaw was shot in the head with the scissors and as of this writing his condition remained in critical condition. Police said adult victim Canisha Saulter was shot three times in the lower part of her body and was stable.
According to KSTP-TV, Mesich told researchers that he and his wife Angela Lynn Mesich argued because they thought they didn’t have sex often enough. Hennepin County prisoner records show that bail has been set at $ 1 million and Mesich’s next trial is scheduled for September 30.
Jason Mesich Fired Dozens of Rounds
Police responded to the Bloomington home on 15th Street shortly after 23:00 on August 30, after receiving numerous calls regarding the fires. Police officers announced that they heard gunshots coming from inside the house when they came home. They could also hear a man shouting from inside.
Officers found victim Angela Mesich dead in her private garage. Police said he had been shot “several times in the neck and body”.
The officers encouraged Mesich to leave the house, but he refused. Mesich fired about 40 shots from inside the house during the nearly three-hour deadlock with the police.
According to WCCO-TV, officers eventually broke into the house and found Mesich in the basement where he continued to fire the gun. According to the evacuation from the police, one of the officers “responded to the fire” but Mesich was not injured. Officers arrested Mesich and took him to Bloomington Prison.
Mesich Admitted He Likely ‘Emptied’ the Gun During the Fight With His Wife
Mesich admitted to the police that he “probably” killed his wife, but did not remember much about the shootings. According to the criminal complaint received by KSTP-TV, Mesich announced in his talks with the police that he and Angela had argued about their sex life in the garage.
Mesich said he assumed he went inside the house to get a gun. He told the police that his wife tried to hit him when he came out and responded by punching his collarbone. Mesich claimed that Angela said “just shoot me”, KSTP-TV reported.
While Mesich doesn’t specifically remember that he shot Angela, he explained that he assumed he did. WCCO-TV reported that he told police that he “probably unloaded” the magazine to make sure he died.
Citing the police, he added that the officers later found hundreds of bullets and additional weapons inside the house. A study in online records showed that Mesich had a hunting permit issued in 2005.
Bloomington Police announced in a news release that they learned that upon arrival at the scene, two more fire victims had been shot in their front yard. Both had already been hospitalized.
A family member identified the victims as 29-year-old Canisha Saulter and 12-year-old Makayla Saulter-Outlaw in an interview with the local Star Tribune. Their great aunt, Reverend Marcia Westbrook, said the family had packed a moving truck when Mesich opened fire.
Their mother, Mildred, and her third sister, Charnae, were unharmed. Westbrook said Makayla was holding Canisha’s baby girl at the time and protecting the baby from the bullets. Mildred and Charnae took the sisters to the hospital. Westbrook said it was a miracle Mildred didn’t get shot because Mesich was only a few steps away from him when he got into the truck.
Westbrook told the newspaper the family was “stunned” by the attack. They lived next door to the Mesichs for three years, but the families never directly interacted.
When asked why the police shot at the family, Mesich said he thought his next-door neighbors might have seen him shoot his wife, FOX 9 reported. He added that “he hates all children.”