Man charged in 2006 Tulsa shooting death captured near Mexican border
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, November 08, 2012
A Mexican national charged with shooting his estranged wife and killing her boyfriend nearly six years ago was recently apprehended in Texas and has been booked into the Tulsa Jail.
Juan Manuel Ramirez, now 28, was charged with first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill in December 2006, Tulsa County District Court records show. A warrant for his arrest was also issued.
Ramirez’s estranged wife, Amanda Ramirez, and Juan Carlos Sacramento-Jimenez were sitting inside a parked car with the Ramirezes’ 2-year-old son when Juan Ramirez allegedly opened fire on the car outside the Cobblestone Apartments, 4900 S. 76th East Ave., on Nov. 23, 2006, investigators said at the time.
Sacramento-Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene. Amanda Ramirez was struck in the abdomen and leg, the Tulsa World previously reported.
Amanda Ramirez identified Juan Ramirez as her assailant and told police he would likely flee to Mexico, said Sgt. Dave Walker on Thursday.
The boy was not injured and was released to the care of Amanda Ramirez’s family members.
Law enforcement officers in Hidalgo County, Texas, said Juan Ramirez was stopped under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Mission, Texas, on Oct. 7. He was subsequently arrested and held for extradition to Tulsa.
He is being held without bond for immigration enforcement officials.
Mission is six miles from the Mexican border.