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San Jose Police Department
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SJPD Arrest Suspects for 2016 Homicide that occurred in the 900 Blk. of S. 8th St.
Filed under Press Release, on 3/16/2018 4:35:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 16-234-0894
LOCATION: 900 block of S. 8th St.
 
 
VICTIM #1: Michael Ramirez AGE: 27 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident



VICTIM #2: Arturo Ramirez AGE: 36 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident  



SUSPECT #1: Peter Sanchez AGE: 38 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
 
SUSPECT #2: Christopher Ruby AGE: 22 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
 
SUSPECT #3: Richard Martinez AGE: 29 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #4: Carlos Hernandez AGE: 41 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident

Suspect #1:Peter Sanchez Suspect #2: Christopher Ruby Suspect #3: Richard Martinez Suspect#4: Carlos Hernandez

                                

                                                                                   UPDATE:  03/16/2018

San Jose, Calif. - After extensive follow-up by homicide detectives, The San Jose Police Department has identified and arrested four suspects responsible for the 2016 murder of Michael and Arturo Ramirez.  Warrants were obtained for Suspect Peter Sanchez, Christopher Ruby, and Richard Martinez.  Suspect Carlos Hernandez was already in custody on other charges.  

On March 14, 2018, the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit (CRU) arrested Peter Sanchez in San Jose. Christopher Ruby was arrested in the City of Milpitas.  Both suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.  On March 15, 2018, CRU arrested Richard Martinez in San Jose and booked him into the Santa Clara County Jail.  All four suspects have been charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.  At the time of the incident, the suspects also shot at two adult males.  One received a non-life threatening injury and the other was not injured.  The investigation also determined that the homicide was gang related.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Michael Montonye or Detective Elizabeth Ramirez of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283.


Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers. 




San Jose, Calif. - On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 8:46 PM, San Jose Police Department officers responded to the 900 block of S. 8th St. on a report of a shots fired. Officers arrived and discovered two victims suffering from at least one gunshot wound each. Victim #1, Michael Ramirez, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Victim #2, Arturo Ramirez, was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Both victims were brothers. The motive or circumstances surrounding the shootings are unknown at this time. No suspects have been identified or apprehended.    

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2939 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt.Paul Spagnoli #2924 
DATE: 08/22/2016 TIME: 5:35 PM DATE: 08/22/2016 TIME: 5:35 PM


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