Houser arrested on gun charges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Trouble continues to follow a man once accused of murdering an elderly woman in the parking lot of St. Dominic Church in Youngstown.

Jamar Houser, 23, of Youngstown, was arrested Thursday after a woman said he fired shots at her.

Police were called about 8:30 p.m. to the area of Market Street and Midlothian Boulevard 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.

According to the police report, Houser denied firing any shots saying, “Let me be real with ya ‘all. I know you found a gun. That is mine. I have it for protection ‘cause she got people after me, but I didn’t shoot her.”

Police arrested Houser and charged him with improper handling of a firearm and having weapons under disability. When they asked Houser if the gun was stolen he said, “Yes.”

An arraignment is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Youngstown Municipal Court.

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.

Investigators learned after two years that Duane Colvin, 32, killed Fimognari when they exhumed Colvin’s body and matched his palm print to one found on Fimognari’s car.

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

Duane Colvin was fatally shot Sept. 24. His body was found in a field on Ferndale Avenue and the murder is unsolved.

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