Afternoon Newsletter

May 16, 2013

Merced homicide victim identified

A 33-year-old Merced man who was fatally shot at Fahrens Park early Monday morning has been identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as Raymond Ramos.

The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the 3300 block of R Street. He was flown to a regional hospital for treatment for his injuries.

The victim described the shooter as a black male adult wearing a black sweatshirt.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation by Merced Police Department.

Police ask anyone with information to call Detective Chris Russell at (209) 385-4707, (209) 385-4702, or the department's automated tip line at (209) 385-4725.

Tips can be sent via anonymous text message by dialing "TIP411" (847411) and including the word "Comvip" as the keyword in the message.

— Sun-Star staff

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