Man Killed In Chaska Bar Stabbing

CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A Chaska, Minn., bar is closed temporarily after a man was stabbed to death there overnight.

According to police, 35-year-old Jason David Foster was stabbed in what was called a “disturbance” inside the bar.

Witnesses told WCCO-TV that Foster was standing up for some women who were being accosted while walking away from the bar.

The men accosting the women were told to go outside. Foster was then stabbed several times outside in the bar’s parking lot.

He was taken to the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, where he was pronounced dead.

Three men have been taken into custody and are being held at Carver County Jail. They are 32-year-old Jesse James Rogers, 38-year-old McCarther James McGarry, and 24-year-old Travis James Fritz.

They face potential second-degree homicide charges. Fritz and McGarry also face potential first-degree riot charges.

Kelley’s bar was to remain closed Friday evening. Police said it may stay closed through the weekend.

The bar’s owner, Kelley Sharp, had already been scheduled to meet with police next Tuesday to discuss authorities’ growing concerns with the establishment. The meeting will happen as scheduled, police said.

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  • tuna-free dolphin

    That’s just a disturbance? Meanwhile, someone graffitied a racial slur on a garage door in Chanhassen and the sheriff is putraged. Me thinks the sheriff has his priorities backwards. He must be a lefty. Outraged over racial slurs, murder not so much.

    • Good Ol Boy

      Find something to complain about. You’re shouting at the wind for no reason without any purpose in mind.

    • dah-der-dolt

      Both towns have police departments, sheriffs are irrelevant

      • jimmyJaames

        Chanhassen has no police dept. They contract with carver county for police services.

        • factdealer

          Oh ok well this didnt happen in Chanhassen so not sure why that even matters.

  • JamieinMN

    That’s just sad. He was simply sticking up for women (doesn’t happen very often) he probably didn’t know and he gets killed :-/

    • advice

      My son will be of age soon and I hope he has taken my advice I have given him whenever a story of a bar fight comes up. I always tell him if a bar fights start, leave, don’t stand outside, leave, go somewhere else. Just go. It’s too easy to either get hurt or hurt somebody when drinking is involved.

      • JamieinMN

        That’s good. It’s amazing what alcohol does to people.

  • Reasonable

    I’m still trying to find the welfare receipient angle and how that causes more crime etc.. here. But c’mon man, this is Chaska!

    • Rick

      Well….I am in Chaska alot….or like we call it….little Mexico……its a work nite….its 1:30 AM…(most working people are sleeping)……it was 3 thrug gang types…….and I know of a few Mexican gangs in Chaska…… money is on the welfare types….

      • jaime

        they were black, not mexican.

      • Fast Lopez

        Stabbings are usually accompanied by Mariachi music, true.

      • @rick

        rick im as racist as they come, but you’re def. clueless mexican gang did this? Wow find a breathing tube, you can’t breath on your own

  • AMB

    Man, people like this complete coward must feel tough. First you accost some women, then when a MAN calls you out you need to stab him? Bad news for you, you will not be allowed to have a knife in prison, so what are you going to do when your cowardly deeds write a check your ass can’t cash in prison?

  • Kevin

    Lets see……Chaska……………3 thiug gang types…… money is on some fine young Mexican men……..just saying…..

    • justathought

      “Three men have been taken into custody and are being held at Carver County Jail. They are 32-year-old Jesse James Rogers, 38-year-old McCarther James McGarry, and 24-year-old Travis James Fritz.”

      Mexican?? Sounds a bit Irish if you ask me.

  • holly

    he was a good man. i know of at least 2 other times he defended a woman against another man. he had the biggest heart ever. so sad he is gone! RIP my friend.

    • zeek

      who was it

  • holly

    oh and for the record it was not a mexican. it was 3 black men nobody knew. everyone at Kellys bar are regulars nobody ever seen there men before.

  • John Frykman

    Nothing good comes from late nights in bars. They should close them at 10:00 PM. They should still be able to get drunk and rowdy, but won’t disturb working people.

    Something tells me the guy who did this has been in trouble before. Likely has killed other people and got away with it.

    Publicly drunk and disorderly people should spend a minimum of 30 days in jail to think about what a mess they’ve made of their lives.

    • ralph nader

      Late nights in bars will get you laid more often than just about any other method.

      • Tyrone


    • stumpdealer

      So if you get rowdy at a bar, you should lose your job??? Because you can’t miss 30 days at any job and still be employed. You’re a tree stump.

  • zeek

    who died?

  • Ruth Taylor

    Save me a nickel……….

  • Huh?

    I am simply amazed that people are so blinded by their racist view of the world that they can insert race into any news story that did not even hint that any specific race was involved.

    • Realist

      Umm… read the rest of the comments genius. A witness posted a comment. Do you read before you comment?

      • Huh?

        Realist I read the comments. How do I know if they are telling the truth? And why are spme going on and on about black people as if they are bad? I have read this stuff and much of it is racist biggoted remarks.And because I say anything you sarcastically call me a genious?

        • Realist

          It is often the case that idiots describe themselves as ‘genious’ but are ironically ignorant to the fact that the word is spelled ‘genius’ – much to the amusement of us intelligent people.

          You don’t know if she is telling the truth, but I will give her the benefit of the doubt because she knew the victim. Further, why are you asking me why some people are posting hateful comments? Am I supposed to get into a deep discussion with you about their upbringing or the role the media plays in demonizing blacks? Yes, many people post hateful comments here, but don’t be so quick to defend any specific race when you yourself don’t know what race the suspects were. Will your tone change if it is revealed that 3 black suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of this man? I highly doubt it.

          • youknowitstrue

            I doubt it, because she’d a mudshark!

          • idiots.

            It is rather amusing to see people call others ignorant and then have 5 words spelled incorrectly in their comment.


            ^^ here are the suspects… if anyone is still confused. The first 2 men were the ones that stabbed Jason – he identified those 2 as he was dying in the ambulance – and the 3rd one, Travis Fritz, is being wrongfully accused as he was trying to help Jason when the cops pulled up, but they thought he was hurting him. Witnesses will set the record straight at his trial.

            Stop the racist talk! Jason would be devastated to hear this talk. He was sweet, kind, and helpful to everyone. As his friend, I want these men to pay for what they did, but it has nothing to do with race.

  • Kelly

    Time to close that bar. Then they could get rid of 5-10 police officers needed to patrol the downtown after 2 pm

  • Yuk

    Those who spit up outrageous soooo untrue facts about a specific race (such as allen here) have caused more harm in this world than any!

    • Kevin

      Wow….what colors are the clouds in your drug induced world? Do you watch the news? Everyday blacks or somalis or mexican or hmong are beating, shooting, or raping others.

    • Realist

      Read the other comments. A witness clearly posted that the suspect(s) were 3 black men.

  • holly

    Jason Fosters life was taken by 3 black men. i am not saying anything negative about any race. i am just posting a fact

    • Realist

      I’m sorry to hear about your friend.

  • Ven

    You are a fool..I’ll leave it at that, LOL

  • Kent

    Every article on this site will end up with racist remarks if it is posted long enough.
    Too bad this is still prevalent.
    Think I will stop reading the remarks..Makes me sick.

    • Agreed

      Me too, makes me sick.

    • Realist

      That’s what happens when you grant people anonymity in a public forum. If this makes you sick, I wouldn’t recommend reading the remarks for a political news story. They really come out of the woodwork then!

    • captainobvious

      Why is it rasicm when a spook kills some1? its reality everyday

  • Kevin

    Gosh Kent and Agreed we wont miss you. Put your little heads back in the sand and have a nice life. I just post on facts…..a Somali from Mpls just blew himself up in Somalia…..a Somalian woman in Mpls just stabbed some people in front while trying to shove the Quran down their throats…..two Somalians were 2 of the 6 people shot last sunday night…..The other 4 were black……these three balck men just stabbed this white man in Chaska…..several Hmong beat two men with bowling balls in maplewood…..and these are stoires from the the past few days… if by me saying immigrants are killing this state offends you…..tuff cra*……you are part of the problem……GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK….you are the liberal morons who have created this freakin mess…so turn your head and hide like good little glitter throwers…..

    • Jason

      Kevin is just stating facts. Sorry if this offends some, I guess im a racist as well. I for one will continue to live from my experience in dealing with different people. Those that continue to ignore the trends will perish at thier own hands. No offence Kevin, your name should be the real realist

    • Realist

      I’m sorry Kevin, but you the one who is a moron here. You are insinuating the only non-white people commit violent crimes. That right there shows you are an ignorant, narrow-minded bigot.

      • Kevin

        Read the paper… can the truth make me a biggot….there were no white people shooting each other this past week……although there was a balck man in Alex who robbed and killed a woman….and an Asian guy who shot his prego wife in the stomach……gosh I am such a narow minded bigot…..and ignorant…….typical glitter throwing rainbow flag comment……no answer to the statement just attack……face the facts… the paper and follow the news……now put your sippy cup down……and go back to work so you can pay for this wonderful diversity you bring to me…

        • jeri

          I Like rainbows

        • Realist

          Ok Kevin, so you are telling me that only non-white people committed violent crimes this past week? Is that what you are claiming?

          That overuse of periods is pretty cute by the way.

  • missU

    jason was a good guy and did not deserve this. He always had a smile on his face, he was a great man. His family is in my prayers, may he rest in peace. Also I hope that the men who did this rot in he** they took a good man away us.

  • holly

    first of all you are all missingthe point of this story! Jason was a Hero last night and several other times. he stepped in to help someone that needed it. Race has nothing to do with it. it could have just as well been 3 white men that took his life. the point is if you want to remember Foster then comment here if you are just here to insult a race go somewhere else. o and btw i was not a witness as someone stated before i am a friend of the victim who was informed of some details not added in this article

  • Factpointer

    When is god gonna stop making colors? Killing the world slowly.

  • holly

    please out of respect for the victim and his family and friends stop with the racial comments and lets remember Jason for who he was and why his life was taken.

    • @holey

      You were the 1 that stated it was 3 black men, yet other reports say it was not, so if you’re weong about the 3 black men then you started the race debate, Ms. insignifigant Holly

  • Jeff

    The guy who did the stabbing is a black man.

    Go to:

    See the guy sitting in the back of the Carver County Sheriff’s squad car?

  • allan

    You might not like what I have to say. Blut every word of it is true. Forget about being a racist. I’m a realist.

  • white people


  • Makes me sick

    A man is killed an all you can do is argue about the race of the accused. Does it matter? No matter who did it, it happened and no race is excused from something like this tragedy. And for the record I went to good ole Chaska High with one of the accused, not a black man. Not even close. Yup a white person actually committed a crime. Are you surprised? Get the facts straight, do your research and don’t accuse innocent people, or races, of something they had nothing to do with. And I don’t know why someone would say it was 3 black men, when it clearly wasn’t. Talk about racism. Makes me sick.

    • annoyed

      The white person you speak of did not commit a crime here! He is being wrongfully accused. He is one of the 4 guys that stepped in to help the girl being harassed. Foster got stabbed by the 2 black men and Travis got accused with them. Once all the facts come out, they’ll realize he was on Foster’s side.

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