Miami Boxer Threatens Mass Shooting with AK-47
Miami professional boxer and former Olympian Azea Stanley Agustama, 39, of Miami is in the Miami-Dade County jail after making written threats to commit a mass shooting.
Agustama is a golden gloves champion and professional boxer known as the “Haitian Hitman” who once competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing representing Haiti. He’s now facing charges after police said he bought an AK-47 and planned a mass shooting at a Miami gym.
The whole situation began when Agustama had his membership revoked and was given a trespass warning earlier this month from BOXR Gym on Northeast 1st Avenue in Miami, after he got into an argument with another member.
BOXR Gym owner, Mateo Attalla, told the Miami Herald that Agustama had only been a member for about four months and got into an argument because a boxing coach needed the space to start a class. “He got a little bit upset he couldn’t finish up his workout,” Attalla said. “He said to the coach, let’s jump in the ring and fight it out.”
The coach notified Attalla, who revoked his membership and refunded Agustama his membership fees.
According to the police report, Agustama called police on Tuesday saying he wanted to pick up his belongings at the gym. Since he’d been trespassed already, police escorted him inside to get his equipment.
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After getting his gear, Agustama then took to Instagram and posted a photo of the Parkland school mass shooter Nikolas Cruz with a caption saying he “was considering shooting” a slew of people over being kicked out and “saying I touched a girl,” the report said.
Agustama also sent a picture to one of the people at one gym, saying “he’s first when I get my gun,” the report said.
On Tuesday afternoon Agustama went to Auto Pawn & Jewelry in Opa-locka and placed a $150 deposit on an AK-47 type rifle. Surveillance footage showed him handling the weapon inside the pawn shop.
By then, details of the threats had been sent to Miami-Dade’s Violent Crimes Unit and detectives began tracking Agustama’s Instagram page and managed to locate him at the pawn shop.
Due to Florida law requiring a waiting period for a firearm purchase unless the purchaser has gone through the process to obtain a concealed weapons permit, Agustama could not take the rifle with him at that time.
According to detectives, Agustama confessed to publishing the threats and buying the AK-47.
Agustama was arrested at the pawn shop and transported to the Miami Dade County Jail charged with 2 counts of written terroristic threats and one count of written threats to kill. Agustama was ordered held on $3 million bond by circuit judge Mindy Glazer who stated, “I believe he poses a great danger to the community.” If Agustama is able to make bail, Judge Glazer ordered he be placed on house arrest.
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