Son Arrested for Killing Father and Injuring Brother in Shooting That Shut Down Hwy 101 by Willits Yesterday for Hours
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
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.
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