Mesa Police Investigate A Death In Salty Senorita Parking Lot

November 16, 2008

This morning at approximately 2:20 a.m., Mesa Police officers responded to the Salty Senorita club after emergency calls were received about a male subject being hit in the parking lot by a white Hummer H2. The Salty Senorita is located at 1862 S. Stapley Road in Mesa. The victim, a 25-year-old male, was struck by the Hummer H2 in the parking lot after a physical altercation had ensued. The victim died as a result of his injuries. The Hummer drove away from the scene without stopping.

Officers sent out the vehicle's description and the Hummer was located by a Gilbert police officer who observed the vehicle drive to a residence in Gilbert in the area of Warner and Cooper. Mesa Police detectives are in the preliminary stages of this investigation and are not releasing names of those involved in this case.

The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance from the public. We are asking that anyone who witnessed this physical altercation at the Salty Senorita to please contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.



Investigators have identified a suspect in the murder of Jereme Privett. After completing their investigation, Jonathan Leigh Sosnowicz, 31, has been arrested and booked on one count of 2nd Degree Murder and three counts of Aggravated Assault. Witnesses stated that the victim was in a physical fight with Sosnowicz in the parking lot of the Salty Senorita. The Hummer and its occupants left the parking lot approximately 5 minutes after the fight. The Hummer returned, flashed the headlights and accelerated directly and intentionally towards four victims. Two of the victims were able to jump out of the way, one victim was grazed in the arm by the Hummer (no injury), and the fourth victim was truck by the Hummer and thrown over the front end of the vehicle causing his death.

 Forensic evidence was located on the Hummer's front end during the execution of a search warrant at 774 W. Sereno Drive in Gilbert. The Hummer was located at this residence after a Gilbert Police officer spotted the vehicle not long after the incident.



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