March 13, 2014 - Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 202 Tuam about 1:10 a.m. on Thursday (March 12).
The juvenile male suspects, 15 and 16, have been referred to the Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on charges of capital murder. Both are accused in the killing of Juan Carlos Ramirez, 22, of Houston, who died at the scene. The 16 year-old suspect is also charged with possession of marijuana and the 15 year-old is additionally charged with evading on foot.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Rodriguez and Officer M. Burrow reported:
Mr. Ramirez was shot and killed during an armed robbery in the parking lot of the F-Bar at the above address. The suspects then took Ramirez's Ford F-500 pickup truck. His female friend was also robbed at gunpoint of her personal property. HPD patrol officers responded to the scene and were provided a description of the stolen vehicle, which was then broadcast over police radio.
A preliminary investigation developed information on the vehicle's location in southeast Houston. Officers conducting a search in the area saw the 15 year-old suspect and arrested him after a brief foot pursuit. The 16 year-old suspect was later seen getting into the stolen pickup truck and he was immediately taken into custody. The 16 year-old was also found to have the female victim's stolen property in his possession.
Both suspects have admitted to their roles in the incident and were subsequently charged.
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