Murder in Carlsbad: Fleeing suspect apprehended in Erath county

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UPDATE: From the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office — Saturday, February 15, 2020, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from 11000 block of Marshall St. in Carlsbad. Upon arrival deputies found a white male in his mid-20s deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Justin Ray Ramirez, 2018 Arrest Record Photo

Justin Ray Ramirez was identified as a person of interest in the investigation and later was developed as a suspect. An arrest warrant, charging Ramirez for murder, was obtained.

Information developed during the investigation indicated Ramirez had fled the area.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., Ramirez was observed driving a white 2012 Chevy Malibu, traveling through Erath County. Officers stopped the vehicle and Ramirez was arrested on the outstanding murder warrant. A second individual, who is also a person of interest in the investigation, was also taken into custody on other charges.

The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, The Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, Texas Parks and Wildlife, San Angelo Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies are assisting in the investigation.

There is no further threat to public safety at this time as a result of criminal event.

This is on ongoing investigation.


UPDATE – February 15th at 3:30 P.M. Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office released this statement: “Suspects involved in this morning’s shooting in Carlsbad have been apprehended.”

CARLSBAD, Texas – At 11:00 A.M. on February 15th police began responding to scanner reports of a probable shooting.

Tom Green County Sheriff’s department responded and were joined by other agencies at multiple locations in Carlsbad. The scanner reported that law enforcement was dispatched to 11th St. and Midland St. as well as 12th St. and Llano St.

According to the reports from the scanners, a possible suspect whose ethnicity is Hispanic, may have left the scene in a white vehicle. Law enforcement may be searching for them at this time.

This is a developing story.

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