Ex-pro boxer who ‘threatened mass shooting at gym after being banned’ arrested
An ex-pro boxer once described as "one of the world’s brightest up-and-coming light heavyweights" was arrested after threatening to shoot up a gym when he was banned.
Azea Agustama, who fought for Haiti in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was caught by police putting a deposit on an AK-47 in a pawn shop, after he allegedly made the threat.
The 39-year-old, known as the “Haitian Hitman,” had been working as a personal trainer at Miami's BOXR Gym and after a bust up was banned, reports stated.
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A police report provided to DailyMail.com stated that he was issued a trespassing warning on November 11.
Agustama then posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday, depicting the shooter from the 2018 Parkland mass school shooting in Florida, writing that he "was considering shooting" a group of people who say he "touched a girl".
This was allegedly after he had told police he was headed back to the gym to retrieve belongings.
The ex-boxer wrote that he was "willing to shoot with a actual gun or bazoka [sic]."
"He's first when I get my gun," he also allegedly sent in a message to a member of a gym, alongside a picture.
Cops say he admitted to posting threats after they caught him putting $150 down on a gun in the pawn shop.
He is expected back in Miami-Dade court on Wednesday, DailyMail.com reported.
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The owner of BOXR Gym, Mario Attalla, explained what led up to the rage.
He said: “I think it was just a small incident inside the gym where he was just being very rude to one of the trainers that work(s) here and the trainer basically said to him ‘look, I’ve got a class running, we’ve got people here, I just need you to finish up your training'."
“He got a little bit upset and aggressive, so we had to pull him aside and say ‘you can’t be talking to people like this,’ and he basically just got angry.”
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Attalla said he told Augustama “I can’t have you here” and said he had to revoke his membership, but promised to give the former pro boxer his money back.
He faces two charges of written threats to commit a mass shooting and a charge of written threats to kill or cause bodily injury.
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