Fire Captain Killed A Man, Shot His Ex-Wife, Then Killed Himself In A Restaurant

He shot his ex-wife and a man before turning the gun on himself. 

By Gina Tron

An Arizona fire captain shot a man and his ex-wife before shooting himself inside a Tuscon restaurant, according to New York Daily News. The shooter was identified as 60-year-old Captain Frederick Bair of the Tuscon Fire Department. He was found dead in the establishment. The man he shot, 57-year-old Eliot Cobb, was also dead upon arrival. His 57-year-old ex-wife, Mary Jo Bair, was shot in the leg and wounded. She works as a court reporter and,according to the report, is expected to live.

Several rounds of gunfire went off inside a the crowded Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at La Encantada Mall on Friday. According to the report, diners dived under tables and ran out of the restaurant during the shooting.

One witness who was at the restaurant celebrating a birthday said terrified customers huddled under tables for at least five minutes, according to KGUN-TV.

It’s unclear what prompted the shooting, according to the report. Police said that all three people knew each other. A few days before the shooting, Bair’s brother died following complications from diabetes.

[Photo of Bair:Facebook]

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