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Arizona fire captain, Frederick Bair, invloved in Easter murder-suicide! Shoots ex-wife, kills another man at Tucson restaurant

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Fire chief injures ex, causes two deaths  during Tucson restaurant murder-suicide
Tucson Fire Capt. Frederick Bair,  shoots ex-wife, kills another man during Tucson restaurant murder-suicide
60-year-old Bair, shot Mary Jo Bair, 57,  in the leg at the Firebirds Wood Fire Grill, Friday night
He then fatally shot Eliot Cobb, 65, before turning the gun on himself
Cops say all three people knew each other
 Fire capt. Bair2
Murder-suicide suspect, Fire Capt. Frederick Bair

The Easter weekend kicked off with tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona as police swarmed the Firebirds Wood Fire Grill after an unexpected shooting Friday night and found Eliot Cobb, 57, dead inside. Also killed was another man, said to be the shooter, who was identified as a local fire firefighter who doubled as an Emergency Management and Homeland Security captain.
According to the police report a Tucson Fire captain Frederick Bair, 60, a 24-year veteran of the Tucson Fire Department, shot and killed a man and wounded his ex-wife before turning his gun on himself inside the busy Foothills restaurant on Friday night.
Startled patrons scrambled for escape as the sounds of gunfire ripped through the packed restaurant at La Encantada Mall around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, there was a stampede as diners ran out of the restaurant for safety, witnesses said.
Responding Pima County Sheriff’s deputies found the two men dead of gunshot wounds, in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police swarmed the Firebirds Wood Fire Grill after the Friday night shooting and found two men dead inside, including a Tucson fire captain. Murder scene: Police activity at the Firebirds Wood Fire Grill after Friday night’s shooting. Two males died, including a Tucson fire captain

The suspect, Captain Frederick Bair, first shot his 57-year-old ex-wife, Mary Jo Bair, in the leg. The former Mrs Bair, a Pima County court reporter, is expected to survive.
Witness David Hardin told the Arizona Daily Star he was celebrating a family event at the Wood Grill restaurant, Friday evening when the shooting started.
“We hit the deck,” Hardin told the Tucson paper. “It was pretty startling, surreal actually.”
Another witness also celebrating a birthday said terrified patrons huddled under tables for at least five minutes, according to KGUN-TV.
It’s unclear what prompted the shooting. All three people knew each other, police said. Mary Jo Bair and the male victim, Cobb allegedly, were friends on Facebook.

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies found two men dead of gunshot wounds, including the murder-suicide suspect, Captain Frederick Bair, of the Tucson Fire Department.
A second man, Eliot Cobb, 65, was also killed, while Bair’s 57-year-old ex-wife, Mary Jo Bair, was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.

Fire Capt. Frederick Bair1Tucson Fire Capt. Frederick Bair was identified as the shooter in friday’s murder-suicide

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies found two men dead of gunshot wounds, including the murder-suicide suspect, Captain Frederick Bair, of the Tucson Fire Department.
A second man, Eliot Cobb, 65, was also killed, while Bair’s 57-year-old ex-wife, Mary Jo Bair, was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.
Pima County Superior Court records show that Frederick Bair’s divorce was finalized in September.

 

 

 

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