The second victim of the shooting that shut down Highway 101 south of Willits last week, has died.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports that Miguel Ramirez, the son of the shooting victim who died at the scene last week, recently died at a Sonoma County area hospital.
The suspect in the case, Ubaldo Ramirez, has already been arrested for the murder of his father Calixto Ramirez. Pending Miguel Ramirez’s autopsy, the Covelo man will likely also be charged for the murder of his brother Miguel Ramirez.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 07-10-2018 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office coroner’s division was notified Miguel Ramirez had died in a Sonoma County area hospital.
Miguel Ramirez was transported to Mendocino County and a forensic autopsy has been scheduled for 07-10-2018 in connection with the investigation into the shooting incident detailed in this press release.
Previous Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives continued to investigate the shooting incident overnight and into 07-03-2018.
During this time, Sheriff’s Detectives identified Calixto Ramirez (51 years-old from Covelo, California) as the deceased adult male at the shooting scene.
The second adult male has been identified as being Miguel Ramirez (30 years-old from Covelo, California). Miguel Ramirez, who was transported to an out of county hospital by air ambulance remains in critical condition.
Calixto Ramirez and Miguel Ramirez have been identified as father and son.
During investigations, which included assistance from the public, the shooting suspect was identified by Sheriff’s Detectives as being Ubaldo Ramirez (23 year-old male from Covelo, California).
Ubaldo Ramirez is the son of Calixto Ramirez (deceased) and the younger brother of Miguel Ramirez (critical condition).
Thanks to assistance from the public, Ubaldo Ramirez was located on 07-03-2018 at approximately 1:30 AM in a parking lot in the 77800 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California.
Ubaldo Ramirez was taken into custody without incident for the homicide of his father (Calixto Ramirez), and the attempted homicide of his brother (Miguel Ramirez).
Ubaldo Ramirez was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held without bail.
Specific details regarding the shooting are not being released at this time due to pending follow-up investigations by Sheriff’s Detectives.
Any persons with information about this incident, including anyone who might have seen Ubaldo Ramirez between the scene (MPM 35 on North Highway 101 in Willits, California) on 07-02-2018 and Covelo on 07-03-2018 are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.