The community placed candles and written prayers on the footsteps outside a Fremont bar, where three men were shot and killed early Sunday night.
Pastor Marcus Herrera said he grew up with the parents of the men killed.
â??Itâ??s sad that they had to leave so young,â?? Pastor Marcus Herrera said. â??Itâ??s a tragedy here in Fremont,â?? he said. â??Since this happened, the community is shocked.â??
Fremont Police said three men died inside the Last Call Saloon: 26-year-old Elmore Police Officer Jose Andy Chavez who was off-duty at the time; 28-year-old bartender Ramiro Sanchez; and a 25-year-old customer, Daniel Ramirez.
A fourth man, 25-year-old Ramiro Arreola, was also shot in the bar.
Officials named 33-year-old Igmidio Mista a suspsect in the murders and was arrested Monday morning.
â??Mista then just walks up behind the guy they were talking with and was arrested without any incident,â?? Fremont Police Chief Tim Wiersam said.
Mista is a native of the Philippines in America illegally, officials announced at a news conference.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs officials are working to determine how long Mista has been in the U.S.
Last Call, the bar where the shooting occurred Sunday morning, has been closed ever since the incident.
Mistaâ??s preliminary hearing is set for March 20.