MENDOCINO Co., 7/10/18 -- The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has officially announced the death of Miguel Ramirez, 30 of Covelo, in the shooting that occurred on the Ridgewood Grade section of Hwy. 101 on July 2. Miguel Ramirez succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Sonoma County, where he was airlifted after he and his father, Calixto Ramirez, were allegedly shot by Miguel's brother, Ubaldo Ramirez, while driving Ubaldo "out of town, to get him a better perspective on life..."
Ubaldo Ramirez is the primary suspect in the shooting and has been held in custody on charges of murder, and previously, attempted murder, since he was apprehended in Covelo on July 3.
Though the MCSO announced Miguel Ramirez's death only today, knowledge of his death became public some days ago, and the exact date of his death is unclear. A Go Fund Me has been created to pay for the funerals of father and son, Calixto and Miguel Ramirez, as of the time of publication it had raised $1,030.
An autopsy is scheduled for Miguel's body today, in connection with the murder investigation.
Here is our previous coverage:
Identities of victims in Ridgewood Grade shooting released — suspect in custody — suspect is victim’s son
Here is the relevant section of the press release from the MCSO:
DATE: "July 10, 2018"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Incident Number:2018-18803Crime/Incident:187 PC (Homicide)664/187 PC (Attempted Homicide)
Location:Approximate Mile Post Marker 35 on North Highway 101 in Willits, California
Date of Incident:07-02-2018
4:30 PMVictim(s):Calixto Ramirez (51 years-old male from Covelo, CA)Miguel Ramirez (30 year-old male from Covelo, CA)
Suspect(s):Ubaldo Ramirez Davilla (23 year-old male from Covelo, CA)
Written By:Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184
UPDATE 187 PC (HOMICIDE)******************** *****
On 07-10-2018 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office coroner's division was notified Miguel Ramirez had died in a Sonoma County area hospital.
Miguel Ramirez was transported to Mendocino County and a forensic autopsy has been scheduled for 07-10-2018 in connection with the investigation into the shooting incident detailed in this press release.