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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Robbery Suspect Caught By LAPD Metro Officers NR16210aj

Los Angeles: A Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Crime Suppression investigation resulted in an arrest and filing for Attempted Robbery and Assault with Deadly Weapon involving Jefrey Ramirez.

On June 24, 2016, around 6:40 p.m., Ramirez walked up to victim one and attempted to take his phone. The victim struggled with Ramirez to keep his phone at which point Ramirez punched the victim in the face. Ramirez then grabbed a bicycle and swung it at the victim striking him in the head. Ramirez then fled the location.

Later that evening, Ramirez entered a business and challenged customers in the store to fight for no apparent reason. Ramirez brandished a handgun that was in his waistband. Victim two in fear that Ramirez may pull the handgun, out reached for the gun. Victim two and Ramirez began to struggle over the gun. Victim two fell to the ground and Ramirez began punching him. Another store customer then ran to the aid of victim two and pulls Ramirez off of him. Ramirez then pulled out the handgun and pointed it at them. Ramirez stated, "I'm going to shoot you". He continued punching victim two numerous times causing him to lose consciousness. Ramirez then fled the location.

Metro Officers Jang and Okubo were both in the area of 40th Place and Broadway Avenue when they were flagged down by citizens who were reporting the incident. The citizens pointed at Ramirez who was standing in a front yard. Officers Jang and Okubo attempted to make contact with Ramirez but he fled on foot. The officers established a perimeter and a canine unit was requested. A systematic and detailed search of the perimeter was conducted. Ramirez was located by the canine unit and taken into custody without further incident.

Deputy District Attorney Rose Demattia reviewed the case and filed two counts of 422 PC (Criminal Threats), one count of 243(d) PC (Battery with serious injury), and one count of 664/211 PC (Attempt Robbery) against Ramirez.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Newton Detectives at (323) 846-5363. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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