A man in the city of Minneapolis, United States, has been arrested after shooting dead his wife, dumping her body in their garage then opening fire on two sisters next door, wounding one while she shielded her 18-month-old niece from the gunfire.
According to dailymail, Jason Michael Mesich killed his wife Angela Lynn then put her body in the garage of their home in Minneapolis at 11pm on Sunday.
According to police, they’d had an argument about not having enough sex. He then opened fire on neighbors Canisha and Makayla Saulter, who were loading up a U-Haul van with other members of their family.
Makayla, 12, was holding 29-year-old Canisha’s 18-month-old daughter at the time.
She shielded the girl from the gunfire but was shot in the head and is now in the hospital in a critical condition.
Canisha was shot multiple times from the waist down. She is in the hospital in a serious but stable condition. The other members of their family drove them to the hospital and called police on Mesich.
When authorities arrived, they engaged in a standoff with the man. He fired 40 shots before being arrested.
Mesich told police that he and his wife had been arguing in the garage of their home. He then went to retrieve a weapon from inside the house and returned.
When he got back, he said his wife hit him. He punched her in the collar bone, he said, then she ‘told him’ to shoot her so he did.
He told police he ’emptied’ the gun, killing her in the process.
When asked why he’d shot the girls next door, he said he ‘hates all children’ and that they ‘weren’t good neighbors’.
The Saulter family say 12-year-old Makayla is a ‘hero’ for protecting her niece, Winter, from the hail of bullets.
‘She is currently on a respirator, with a tube near her forehead to allow the blood to drain.
‘It is unknown how long she will be in the hospital or if she will ever fully recover. The doctors predict she will have a long road to recovery.
Mesich is currently in custody on murder and attempted murder charges.