Juan Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. are accused of killing Camilo Ramírez (PHOTOS)

Juan Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. were arrested for the murder of Camilo Ramírez. Ramírez was the father of a child, he went to Bible class...

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  • Juan Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. were arrested for the murder of Camilo Ramírez.
  • Ramírez was the father of a child, he went to Bible classes and had 3 jobs.
  • Now Ramírez’s family asks the community for help to pay for his funeral.

Juan Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. were arrested in Kansas, charged with the gunshot murder of family man Camilo Ramírez. The Salina Police Department (SPD) announced the arrest of the two men, who face a long list of other crimes in addition to homicide.

According to the SPD report, sent to MundoHispánico, Camilo Ramírez was attacked with bullets last Monday, August 23, 2021 when he was outside the convenience store Fresh Market, located at 511 East Iron, in the northwestern metropolitan area of ​​the small town of Saline, Kansas.

Camilo Ramírez was shot at dawn

Camilo Ramírez was shot at dawn
Camilo Ramírez, 25, according to his family, was a boy who was focused on improving his life, his relationship with his son and reading the Bible. (PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico)

At 4:06 in the morning of that Monday, August 23, Camilo Ramírez, a 25-year-old father of a family, was walking with his dog on the sidewalk of East Iron Street, between South 2nd Street and North Front Street, when suddenly they shot him repeatedly. Both the man and his pet were wounded by the shots on the sidewalk.

Neighbors alarmed by the noise of the shots called the SPD emergency number to report the shooting. At the time the events occurred, the authorities did not know what had happened, since the only report they had was that the residents of the area had only heard the gunshots.

Emergency casualty taken to Wichita

Emergency casualty taken to Wichita
Juan Doroteo Morales, 34, has a criminal record and is now charged with a gunshot murder in Kansas. (PHOTO: Salina Police Department)

When the first SPD patrols arrived on the scene, they found Camilo Ramírez and his dog wounded by gunshots. The man was rushed to a hospital. Due to the severity of his injuries, the man was taken to the neighboring city of Wichita, 90 miles to the south, to be treated by doctors.

The SPD agents began to investigate the case and, thanks to the security cameras of the neighboring businesses, they were able to recover video images in which it is seen how while Camilo Ramírez advances down the street a car approaches at low speed and from the vehicle come out the weapons that fire on the man.

State agents join the investigation

State agents join the investigation
Jaime Leos Jr., 24, faces charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, possession of weapons and murder. (PHOTO: Salina Police Department)

Those images were the first that allowed SPD agents to identify Juan Doroteo Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. as those allegedly responsible for the attack on Camilo Ramírez. The SPD requested that the agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), which came from Topeka.

On the same afternoon of that Monday, August 23, 2021, the combined force of SPD agents, with the support of the KBI state detectives, already knew who the alleged attackers of Cornelio Ramírez were. Meanwhile, the wounded man was still struggling between life and death at the Wichita hospital. The dog had already died at the scene of the shooting.

Jaime Leos Jr. captured with weapons and drugs

Jaime Leos Jr. captured with weapons and drugs
Kiera Stewart, 22, was also arrested in connection with the murder, although it is not detailed what the girl’s role in the crime was. (PHOTO: Salina Police Department)

At 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23, the agents raided the house of Jaime Leos Jr., 24, on East Jewell Street, who had already been identified as one of the two alleged shooters against Camilo. Ramirez. Officers found 80 grams of powdered methamphetamine in the home, as well as evidence linking him to the shooting.

The arrest of Jaime Leos Jr. allowed SPD and KBI investigators to identify Juan Doroteo Morales, 34, as the second suspect in the shooting that woke up alarmed neighbors. The agents discovered that Morales used the aliases of Juan Dotola Morales, Juan Doytael Morales and Juan Datola Morales.

Juan Doroteo Morales has a long criminal record

Juan Doroteo Morales has a long criminal record
State agents specialized in cases of violent criminals joined the investigation, to arrest the alleged murderers of Camilo Ramírez. (PHOTO: Kansas Bureau of Investigation)

Criminal records in Kansas revealed to SPD and KBI agents that Juan Doroteo Morales was a criminal with a long record and was detained at Leavenworth State Penitentiary in the Kansas City of the same name, serving a sentence for sexual assault. and illegal possession of a firearm.

At dawn on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the doctors at Wesley Medical Center, in Wichita, continued fighting to save the life of Camilo Ramírez, who was still in critical condition. Until that moment, the agents had not yet captured Juan Doroteo Morales, but they already knew that a woman was involved in the case.

They capture the young Kiera Stewart as an accomplice

They capture the young Kiera Stewart as an accomplice
PHOTO: Salina Police Department

SPD and KBI agents identified 22-year-old Kiera Stewart as an alleged accomplice in the shooting attack on Camilo Ramírez and also issued an arrest warrant for her. On Tuesday morning, authorities learned the whereabouts of Juan Morales and Kiera Stewart.

Juan Morales and Kiera Stewart were detained by KBI and SPD agents when they discovered their lair. The investigation does not detail where the two fugitives were captured, only details the information shared by authorities that they were both still in Salina, Kansas.

At the hospital Camilo Ramírez dies from his injuries

At the hospital Camilo Ramírez dies from his injuries
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

The agents took Kiera Stewart, Juan Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. to the jail of the Saline County, charged with the felony charge of attempted murder. In addition, the three face charges of possession of drugs with the intention of distribution and illegal possession of a firearm, aggravated robbery and animal cruelty, for having killed Camilo Ramírez’s dog.

However, the situation for the three detainees worsened last Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in the afternoon, after Camilo Ramírez died due to the severity of his injuries, since the doctors could not do anything to save his life due to the multiple shots.

The authorities ask for help from the community

The authorities ask for help from the community
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

One of the crimes against Kiera Stewart, Juan Morales and Jaime Leos Jr. was then elevated to a much more serious charge. The attempted murder changed to homicide, the SPD reported. However, as of this writing, the corporation has not revealed the motive for the crime against Camilo Ramírez.

The SPD asks that if anyone in the Hispanic community has reliable information about the murder of Camilo Ramírez, they contact his office at 785.826.210 or the non-profit organization Crime Stoppers of Salina, Kansas, at 785.825.8477. All tracks will be kept anonymous.

“Camilo was a person with a great heart”

"Camilo was a person with a big heart"
PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico

Raquel Pérez, Camilo Ramírez’s mother, opened the account Help Pay for Funeral Cost and Expenses (Helps pay funeral expenses) to ask the community to help them with the expenses caused by the sudden murder of the boy in the small town of Salina, Kansas.

“My son Camilo Ramírez was shot early Monday morning… after trying to fight for his life, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away… Camilo was a good person with a big heart. He would do everything possible to help others and make sure everyone around him was taken care of, ”the mother said of her murdered son.

A man who was rebuilding his life with God’s help

A man who was rebuilding his life with God's help
PHOTO: Taken from Facebook

Raquel Pérez said that her son Camilo Ramírez “despite his past… recently started going to church, studying the Bible and working three jobs to get up and change his life for the better and work to build a relationship with his son. With this tragedy, we are asking for help to pay the costs and expenses of the funeral, “concluded the mother.

The homicide against Camilo Ramírez is one more link in the violence with firearms. The non-profit organization National Archive of Gun Violence, which fights to raise awareness about the dangers of the free sale of firearms, reports that 29,526 people have died so far this year.

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