Suspect in 2006 Tulsa killing is arrested in Texas
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, November 09, 2012
11/09/12 at 6:20 AM
A Mexican citizen who is charged with shooting his estranged wife and killing her boyfriend nearly six years ago in Tulsa was apprehended recently in Texas and has been booked into the Tulsa Jail.
Juan Manuel Ramirez, now 28, was charged in December 2006 with first-degree murder and shooting with an intent to kill, Tulsa County District Court records show. A warrant for his arrest was issued at that time.
Ramirez's estranged wife, Amanda Ramirez, and Juan Carlos Sacramento-Jimenez were sitting in a parked car with the Ramirezes' 2-year-old son on Nov. 23, 2006, outside the Cobblestone Apartments, 4900 S. 76th East Ave., when Juan Ramirez allegedly opened fire on the car, investigators said at the time.
Sacramento-Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene. Amanda Ramirez was struck in the abdomen and leg, Tulsa World reports indicate.
Amanda Ramirez identified Juan Ramirez as her assailant and told police that he likely would flee to Mexico, Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker said 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 Oct. 7 under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Mission, Texas. He subsequently was arrested and held for extradition to Tulsa, they said.
He is being held without bail for immigration enforcement officials, records show.
Mission is six miles from the Mexican border.
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Juan Manuel Ramirez: He's suspected of shooting his estranged wife, Amanda Ramirez, and killing her boyfriend, Juan Carlos Sacramento-Jimenez as they sat in a parked car with the Ramirezes' 2-year-old son on Nov. 23, 2006, outside the Cobblestone Apartments, 4900 S. 76th East Ave.