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Charges expected in fatal Roseville bar shooting

Victim leaves behind young daughter

A 21-year-old man is expected to face a judge for arraignment Tuesday after allegedly fatally shooting a 37-year-old man at Dooley's bar in Roseville.

The incident happened early Sunday morning after a fight in a bathroom of the bar, according to police. Family said the victim, Johnny Owczarski, left behind a 7-year-old daughter.

Police said there was an argument between two men that turned into a physical fight. Police said the 21-year-old man pulled out a gun and shot Owczarski.

Local 4 has confirmed that Owczarski was at Dooley's with his brother-in-law and that his brother-in-law was the one involved in a fight with the shooter. He also held the 21-year-old at gunpoint while they waited for police to arrive and arrest him.

Family said Owczarski was the kind of man who wanted to see others smile, sometimes doing random and ridiculous things just to get a laugh.

The mother of Owczarski's daughter didn't want to appear on camera, but did make a statement in a Facebook post: "I never thought in a million years I would have to tell my 7-year-old baby girl her father's life was taken by a reckless 21-year-old kid who had no business having a gun. I can't explain in words what an amazing, loving father you were."

READMan found dead in bathroom of Roseville bar after argument


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Nick Monacelli

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Nick has a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast News from Grand Valley State University. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.

Kayla Clarke

Kayla is a web producer with an English degree from Michigan State University. Before joining the ClickOnDetroit team in 2018, she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.