Luis Ramírez accused of accidentally killing his girlfriend while playing with a gun

A man identified as Luis Ramírez was charged in the death of his girlfriend. According to the authorities, Luis Ramírez killed her while ...

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  • A man identified as Luis Ramírez was charged in the death of his girlfriend.
  • According to the authorities, Luis Ramírez killed her while playing with a gun.
  • After the incident, the defendant ran from the scene, but was later arrested.

Luis Enrique Ramírez Jr., 21, who was accused of killing his girlfriend while playing with a gun in El Cenizo, Texas, now faces an additional charge, according to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office quoted by the newspaper Laredo Morning Times this Tuesday, June 14.

Luis Ramírez received an arrest warrant for the crime of tampering with physical evidence with the intent to harm. He was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter and remained behind bars in the Webb County Jail until Monday, according to custody records cited by the newspaper.

Luis Ramírez killed his girlfriend and fled the scene

Luis Ramírez killed his girlfriend and fled in a car

The records also detailed that a month before the deadly shooting, Luis Ramirez had been arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm. The tragedy occurred around 12:12 a.m. on May 31 when officers responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex located in the 400 block of Holguín.

At the scene, Luis Ramirez was seen running out of Apartment D and then re-entering, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the Laredo Morning Times. The defendant then came out again and told a woman to call an ambulance. He then left in a red Dodge Neon.

Playing with a gun ended in tragedy

Playing with a gun ended in disgrace
Photo: Webb County Sheriff’s Office

The first officers to arrive on scene found 19-year-old Desiree Michelle Cavazos with “apparent severe head trauma,” the affidavit said. She was identified as the girlfriend of Luis Ramírez. Later, when Luis Ramirez was asked about the incident, he said that he and his girlfriend were smoking marijuana and watching television when they started playing with a gun they had recently purchased.

Luis Ramírez also stated that he was playing with the laser that came with the weapon when he pointed it at his girlfriend and pulled the trigger. Then the gun went off and the bullet hit his girlfriend in the head. “Ramírez reported that he did not know if the gun was unloaded or not. Ramírez said that he knew that the magazine of the pistol was loaded with ammunition. However, he did not know if there was a bullet in the chamber of the firearm,” the affidavit stated.

Ramirez was caught in a traffic stop

They caught him in a traffic stop
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Frightened that Cavazos was unresponsive, Luis Ramírez then threw away the 9mm gun, which investigators later found. The defendant also stated that he had told her parents that Cavazos had shot herself, according to the affidavit cited by LMT.

At approximately 3:46 a.m. on April 23, officers pulled over a red Dodge Neon for failing to come to a complete stop at a designated stop in the 1400 block of Margarita Lane in Rio Bravo. Authorities identified the driver as Luis Ramírez. An officer then noticed a black pistol grip under the driver’s seat and asked him to exit the vehicle. Officers seized the gun described as a silver Smith and Wesson with no serial number and loaded with a magazine containing 10 bullets.

A drug-sniffing dog found the marijuana Luis Ramírez hid

A dog found the bags that Luis Ramírez hid
Photo: Webb County Sheriff’s Office

Luis Ramírez denied ownership of the firearm saying it was not his vehicle. A K-9 unit then arrived at the scene for an inspection due to a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the car. Then, the narcotics detection dog alerted about suspected contraband inside the vehicle.

A brown bag containing several smaller bags of marijuana and Xanax pills was found in the Dodge. Luis Ramirez was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. However, he was released on bail that same day after paying an amount of money not specified in the Laredo Morning Times report.

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