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UPDATE: Suspect Cedric Ramirez Killed After Standoff With Sheriff’s in Pico Rivera; ‘Innocent’ Victim Frank Mendoza Dies

 

Cedric Ramirez in photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Cedric Ramirez in photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

UPDATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014, 11:00 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives announced that they are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting that occurred in the 9000 block Rosehedge Drive, Pico Rivera. 

Detectives have learned that the suspect, 24-year-old, Cedric Ramirez, a resident of Pico Rivera, was a parolee at large, wanted for two felony warrants, Ex-felon In Possession of a Firearm and Taking a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent. When deputies initially located him at a residence in the 9000 block of Reichling Avenue, Pico Rivera, he fled the location on foot in an attempt to evade the deputies. 

He entered the backyard of the victims’ residence where he exchanged gunfire with the deputies. Ramirez then broke into the victims’ home through a window and, in an attempt by the deputies to get the residents out of the home, a second exchange of gunfire occurred and the male victim was hit by gunfire. The deputies rescued the 54-year old victim who was slumped over in the doorway, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Ramirez then barricaded himself in the house, taking the 60-yr-old woman as a hostage. After an extended standoff, a Special Enforcement Bureau, special weapons team, entered the location which ended with the fatal shooting of the suspect; he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The special weapons team rescued the 60-year-old woman and she was taken to a local hospital and examined. She did not suffer any injuries. 

Ramirez’s firearm was recovered at the location. 

There is no further information at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 

Whenever an Officer-Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, and it results in a fatality of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Offices of the L.A. Co. District Attorney and the L.A. Co. Coroner, in addition to Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review also respond to the scene, and have full access to the facts known to the sheriff’s department throughout every phase of these thorough investigations. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee. 

UPDATE, Sunday, 2:32 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued the following statement to members of the media on Saturday night about the deadly standoff in Pico Rivera:  The statement reads:

“On Saturday, August 2, 2014, at approximately 8:30 P.M., Chief William McSweeney, Detective Division, held a press conference to discuss the continued investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting that occurred in the 9000 block Rosehedge Drive, Pico Rivera. The following are statements made by Chief McSweeney during the press conference: 

“I stand here today to present a series of events that occurred last night in Pico Rivera. An innocent man is dead, and so is a violent criminal. Four people, including a hostage, survived. But the central story is about tragedy and the grief of a family. 

At about 5pm last night Sheriff’s Deputies and a Probation Officer went to a house in search of wanted Parolee, Cedric Ramirez. When Ramirez spotted the Officers, he ran from the residence. Neighboring patrol units were notified the parolee had fled into the neighborhood. 

A short time later Deputies discovered Ramirez on the driveway of a nearby home. Ramirez saw the Deputies and immediately fired at them. A deputy returned fire and may have wounded him. Ramirez then ran behind a house and broke into the home through a rear window. 

Pursuing Deputies, fearful the occupants would be harmed, went to the home’s front door and began evacuating the residents from the house. An adult and two children were rushed from the house when Ramirez appeared in an interior hallway and began shooting at the Deputies. The Deputies returned fire and then retreated to the front yard, seeking cover. 

Within seconds of their exit, an adult male suddenly appeared in the front doorway. Believing the man was Ramirez, a deputy fired two shots at the man. The man dropped unconscious in the doorway and was subsequently recognized to be one of the residents. Preliminary information indicates those shots likely struck Mr. Frank Mendoza.

Within minutes, deputies commenced a dangerous recovery of Mr. Mendoza while the armed parolee remained inside the home with a hostage. Mr. Mendoza was taken to awaiting paramedics but they regrettably could not revive him. Ramirez remained armed and inside the house holding the hostage throughout the night. At 1:30 am, after hostage negotiators failed to convince the man to release the hostage and give himself up, a Sheriff’s special weapons team entered the house and rescued the hostage. In that process, Ramirez was shot by deputies. The hostage was not harmed, and no Deputies were injured. However, Ramirez died as a result of the gunshot wounds. 

This incident was beyond tragic, and all of law enforcement grieves with the Mendoza family. We have made personal contact with the family, and have expressed our regret and sadness over these events. 

This investigation continues, and every aspect of this incident will be assessed for compliance with the law and Department policy. Sheriff John Scott will conduct a follow up press conference as early as Monday afternoon once the Department obtains the results of the autopsy.” 

There is no further information at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 

Whenever an Officer-Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, and it results in a fatality of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Offices of the L.A. Co. District Attorney and the L.A. Co. Coroner, in addition to Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee.”

HMG-CN Crime Wire

Original Post:

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting that occurred in the 9000 block Rosehedge Drive, Pico Rivera. 

Detectives have learned that the suspect, 24-year-old, Cedric Ramirez, a resident of Pico Rivera, was a parolee at large, wanted for two felony warrants, Ex-felon In Possession of a Firearm and Taking a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent. When deputies initially located him at a residence in the 9000 block of Reichling Avenue, Pico Rivera, he fled the location on foot in an attempt to evade the deputies. 

He entered the backyard of the victims’ residence where he exchanged gunfire with the deputies. Ramirez then broke into the victims’ home through a window and, in an attempt by the deputies to get the residents out of the home, a second exchange of gunfire occurred and the male victim was hit by gunfire. The deputies rescued the 54-year old victim who was slumped over in the doorway, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Ramirez then barricaded himself in the house, taking the 60-yr-old woman as a hostage. After an extended standoff, a Special Enforcement Bureau, special weapons team, entered the location which ended with the fatal shooting of the suspect; he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The special weapons team rescued the 60-year-old woman and she was taken to a local hospital and examined. She did not suffer any injuries. 

Ramirez’s firearm was recovered at the location. 

There is no further information at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 

Whenever an Officer-Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, and it results in a fatality of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Offices of the L.A. Co. District Attorney and the L.A. Co. Coroner, in addition to Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review also respond to the scene, and have full access to the facts known to the sheriff’s department throughout every phase of these thorough investigations. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee. 

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4 Responses to UPDATE: Suspect Cedric Ramirez Killed After Standoff With Sheriff’s in Pico Rivera; ‘Innocent’ Victim Frank Mendoza Dies

  1. G & M Prieto Reply

    August 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Our hearts go out to the Mendoza family. We also knew Cedric when he was the sweetest, smartest, most polite and well mannered little boy at St. Mary’s Elementary School. We are heartbroken.

  2. Smitty Reply

    August 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    what was Cedric Ramirez on parole for?
    Can we see his rap sheet?

    • lsgarci Reply

      August 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

      This individual was NOT a state parolee. He was an AB109 Probationer. Write your senator. AB109 is failing. If this person was on a state parole he would have likely been on high control parole and in-custody. He was a non-violent per the law hence being supervised by county probationers in partnership with LASD.

  3. debra Reply

    August 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    RIP IN PEACE CEDRIC I KNEW YOU WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE. RIP Mr Medoza ashame sherriff are the trigger happy murders

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