Default user icon

James Ramirez, 33
Santa Monica, California
October 22, 2010

Agencies: Santa Monica Police Department - California

Last updated: about 1 year ago

Overview Help icon

According to the preliminary investigation, the woman was shot while seated in her parked vehicle and subsequently attempted to escape on foot. Ramirez continued to attack her, shooting her several more times. Witnesses said Ramirez momentarily pointed the gun at himself. He then placed the gun in his waistband and ran southbound on 7th Street toward Santa Monica Boulevard, police said.

After the shooting, two officers located Ramirez as he was running northbound on 9th Street from Broadway. They ordered him to stop as he was running toward them. He refused to obey the officer’s commands, retrieved a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at them, they said. At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred, which led to Ramirez's death.