April 24, 2020
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: about 3 years ago
Michael Ramos, 42, was shot April 24 in a confrontation with officers at a Southeast Austin apartment complex after a 911 caller reported that a person possibly involved in drug dealing had a gun.
Authorities have said that Ramos did not comply with police orders and that officer Mitchell Pieper shot him with less lethal bean bag ammunition. A copy of the police report is available online. Video from witnesses shows Ramos had his hands in the air when he was struck.
Soon after, Ramos got into a car and began driving. That is when officer Christopher Taylor fired at the moving car and struck Ramos, who died of his injuries.
During a Monday news conference, Manley said investigators executed a search warrant two days later and found no firearm inside or around Ramos’ vehicle.
The special grand jury in the Mike Ramos case will be impaneled in August, according to a statement from the Travis County District Attorney.