Mesich charged with killing one, wounding two neighbors

Wednesday,

A Bloomington man was charged with murdering his wife and attempting to kill two of his neighbors in a shooting during an evening of violence, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Jason M. Mesich, 48, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his wife and two counts of second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of his two neighbors. He was expected to make his first court appearance Sept. 2.

At 11 p.m. Aug. 30, Bloomington police were called to the 8300 block of 15th Ave. S. and found Mesich’s wife dead from gunshots in the couple’s detached garage, according to the criminal complaint. The officers went into their house at 8340 15th Ave. S. looking for possible other victims and heard Mesich in the basement screaming, throwing things and firing shots. After a standoff that lasted some time, Mesich eventually surrendered.

Police then learned that shortly after he shot his wife, he went next door where the neighbors were putting items in a U-Haul trailer. He shot a 12-year-old girl in the head and shot an adult woman several times in the legs, the complaint states. The girl is unconscious and in critical condition and the woman is in serious condition.

Police recovered numerous guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the house. 

Criminal Complaint (PDF)