UPDATE: A few minutes ago, Airway Heights Police Officers, acting on a tip, located Ramirez in the 1200 block of S. Hayford Road. Ramirez was arrested without incident and will soon be booked into the Spokane County Jail.
Deputies Search for Shooting Suspect Julio Ramirez
Ramirez Fled on Foot and is Believed to Still be Armed
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a shooting call early this morning in the 10600 block of E. Baldwin Avenue in Spokane Valley. Deputies learned the suspect and convicted felon, identified as 33-year-old Julio Ramirez, lived at the residence off and on but had been asked to leave. When he returned this morning, an argument ensued. After threatening the victim(s), Ramirez began to walk away and fired a handgun toward the home/victim(s). Ramirez was not located during a search of the area.
If you know of Julio Ramirez’s location, do not approach as he should be considered armed/dangerous, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 or 911 immediately.
On March 7, 2022, at approximately 4:50 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 10600 block of E. Baldwin Avenue.
The caller stated a male, identified as Julio Ramirez, kicked in the door, fired a gun, and then left on foot.
Deputies arrived on the scene and contacted four adults at the home. None of them were injured.
One of the homeowners stated Ramirez lived at the residence off and on, but he had recently been asked to move out. Last week, Ramirez started to become violent and argumentative.
The four left the home the evening before and returned around 11:00 pm. to find the front door kicked in. It was believed Ramirez kicked the door in when he returned and found the locks had been changed.
This morning, at approximately 4:30 am, they heard someone, believed to be Ramirez, at the front door. The victim and another resident partially opened the front door, and an argument ensued with Ramirez, who stood on the porch. Ramirez was told to leave or the cops would be called. Ramirez threatened the victims and began to walk away but stopped approximately 15 feet from the door. He turned back and fired a pistol twice in the direction of the victims/home and then walked away.
Two spent 9mm casings were found in the front yard near the residence. A check of Ramirez’s name showed he was a convicted felon (Intimidating a Public Servant & Assault 3rd Degree-2004, and Malicious Mischief 1st Degree-2003) and prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Deputies were unable to locate Ramirez after a search of the area. Ramirez may head towards Moses Lake, stay locally or travel to another unknown location.
Ramirez is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’02”-5’04”, approximately 155 lbs, unshaven, long dark (black) colored curly hair, wearing all black clothing and blue/black Air Jordan shoes.
If you have seen 33-year-old Julio Ramirez or know of his location, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 or 911. Do not approach as he is considered armed and dangerous.
This investigation continues with Ramirez facing potential felony charges of Assault 2nd Degree, Harassment, Threats to Kill, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.