Dino Meminger

Death 17 Jan 2004 (aged 47)
Tioga County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 173089153 · View Source
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Actor known for his work on Living Single (1993), Profiler (1996) and That '70s Show (1998). He was married to actor/singer Stephanie Mills.

Sometime in late 2003-early 2004 he traveled to Ithaca, NY to confront his estranged wife. In the early morning hours of January 17, 2004 he shot and killed Peter Nickles,50, popular owner of the Double Nickle Bar, and shot a female [identified only as his estranged wife]who received non-life-threatening wounds. He then fled the scene in a car, driving through snowy yards and clipping bushes.

A Tompkins County Sheriff's deputy spotted the car traveling southwest in the 300-400 block of Elmira Road and tried to get Meminger to pull over. Ithaca Police officers and Tioga County Sheriff's Deputies joined in the pursuit when he refused to stop, according to police. Approximately two miles into Tioga County on Route 34/96, Meminger's car left the roadway. Once the vehicle stopped, officers prepared to approach the car with caution, knowing Meminger was armed. When officers made their way to the car, he was already fatally injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"We are all in shock over this terrible tragedy," former city alderwoman Paulette Manos, who is Paul Nickles' aunt, told the Ithaca Journal. "We can't believe something like this could happen to such a kind generous person who was loved by so many. "

See story "Calif. man kills local bar owner"
The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, N.Y. January 19, 2004
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