Jamar Houser indicted on gun charges

Houser arrested on gun charge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man exonerated in a high-profile 2010 shooting death was indicted Thursday on weapons charges.

Jamar Houser, 23, was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on one count each of having weapons while under disability and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. He has been at the Mahoning County Jail since his July 9 arrest.

According to a police report, police responded to the area of Market Street and Midlothian Boulevard about 8:30 p.m. after a woman called 911 saying Houser fired shots at her from his car. Police located Houser standing near his vehicle in the driveway of a home on Hudson Avenue. Officers found a black handgun lying on the driver’s side seat of the vehicle.

The police report states that Houser admitted the gun was stolen.

Houser was accused of killing 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari in the parking lot of St. Dominic’s Church on Jan. 23, 2010, during a robbery attempt. However, investigators later learned it was someone else.

Houser is on probation for intimidating a witness in the murder case.


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