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  1. #1
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    WI - Austin Ramos, Jr., 5, Killed in Road Attack; Suspect Fled

    Austin R. Ramos Jr.

    Beloit, Wisconsin -
    A 5-year-old boy riding in the back seat of his father's car in southern Wisconsin was killed after an SUV pulled up alongside them and someone opened fire, authorities said.

    Police were searching Saturday for the person responsible for the attack, which happened Friday night in Beloit, a city 65 miles southwest of Milwaukee along the Illinois border. The boy, who the Rock County medical examiner's office identified Saturday as Austin Ramos Jr., was shot at least once in the abdomen and died at a hospital.

    He died from "firearm related trauma" and investigators were conducting additional testing, the medical examiner's office said in its news release.

    Interim Police Chief David Zibolski said the sport utility vehicle had been following the father's car. He said he didn't know long the SUV had pursued the car or if the father was the intended target, but added that the father was cooperating with authorities.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/y...-fled-36471978
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    How horrible. This is too close to home for me.
    Rip Austin and prayers for the family.

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    Oh no!! how sad.

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    This chit is really getting old.
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    Who does this? He was a child, just an innocent child ... how very sad. Please find whoever did this and let there be justice for this little boy.

    Rest in Peace, dear Austin

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    Wow, really no info other than just he was killed. I wonder if the father was gang-related or if this was road rage.

    How horrible.

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    [...]
    Austin was riding in the back seat of his father's car near Shopiere Road and Prairie Avenue when a maroon SUV pulled up alongside them and someone opened fire, authorities said.

    He died from "firearm-related trauma," and investigators are conducting additional testing, the medical examiner's office said in a news release.

    Interim police Chief David Zibolski said the sport utility vehicle had been following the father's car. He didn't know how long the SUV had pursued the car or whether the father was the intended target, but the father is cooperating with authorities. Police are reviewing surveillance video recorded near the shooting scene.

    Zibolski said investigators hadn't determined how many shots were fired. The father was not hit.
    [...]
    Austin's mother, Jasmin Martinez, is an assistant manager at the Great Clips hair salon in Machesney Park. Her co-workers established a GFM page to help the family, and by Saturday night they had collected more than $12,000.

    [...]

    Patty Walker, a bus driver with the School District of Beloit Turner, took Austin to an afternoon special-needs program at Powers Elementary School in Beloit the past two years. He was known as "Junior," Walker said.

    "He liked to smile and make people laugh," an emotional Walker said. "He was just a very good boy. I (have) special-needs (students) on my bus and they can be hard to handle. He took everything in stride."

    Austin was a fan of the Chicago Bears; Walker prefers the Packers. She said he would tease her with "Bears rule, Packers drool."

    [...]



    http://m.rrstar.com/article/20160123/NEWS/160129734






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    Grandmother of 5 Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed in Beloit Speaks Out
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    "This was a five year old baby he's innocent.. I mean he was sitting in the back seat playing his gameboy, riding with his daddy. Somebody's gotta know something. I hope," Said Alicia Martinez, Grandmother of Ramos.

    Police say a car was following behind junior and his dad on Shopiere Road, just West of Prairie Avenue, when another vehicle pulled up along side them and started shooting.

    Investigators say the pre-schooler was shot in the stomach and later died at the hospital.

    "You know it's not acceptable to the Beloit Police Department or the community that this type of violence occurs. Certainly no one expects to have their five year old taken from them in this fashion," Said Beloit Interim Police Chief, David Zibolski.

    Martinez can't figure out what the motive could be for what she says is a senseless crime.

    "I would say it was a random act because I don't know who would want to hurt either one of them. My son has spent his life making sure he's a wonderful Father," Said Alicia Martinez, Grandmother of Ramos.

    She called junior her sunshine.

    [...]

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    WI - Austin Ramos, 5, Killed in Road Attack; Suspect Fled

    Wisconsin boy, 5, shot to death in back seat of dad's car
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    Police say they are also not sure how many shots were fired but the boy's father was not hit. They have no suspects or even a description of the suspects and do not know how many people were in the SUV. The vehicle is described as a late 1990s or early 2000s maroon-coloured SUV. Police are now going through surveillance video from the area in an attempt to get a better description.
    [...]
    A vigil for Junior is being planned for today.
    [...]

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    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/c...#ixzz3yASUKfSe


    ETA: MSM is now naming the victims as "Austin Ramos Jr. aka 'Junior'or 'Jr.'"

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    From August:

    Four shooting suspects’ trials still not set

    http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/...1760b4718.html

    It could be 2017 before any trials will be held regarding the fatal shooting of 5-year-old Austin Ramos Jr.

    Eric Salazar-Mota, 21, of Beloit, came into a Rock County courtroom smiling during a court appearance Friday. During the hearing his defense attorney Eduardo Borda said he had an extensive amount of discovery evidence to comb through and he would need 60 days before the next status hearing.

    The vast amount of evidence is due, in part, to extensive and exhaustive investigation by the Beloit Police Department which Braunschweig said was very good. Police had canvassed the neighborhood to interview residents. Braunschweig said it’s difficult to know when any of the cases could go to trial, but it might not be until the new year because of the amount of evidence.

    Salazar-Mota is one of the four suspects in an incident which resulted in the fatal shooting of 5-year-old Austin Ramos Jr. He has been charged with party to the crime of first degree intentional homicide along with Sergio R. Ortiz, aka Sergio Ortiz Raygoza, 24, of Fonda, Iowa; Isaac Torres, 24, of Beloit, and Hugo Martinez, 18, of Beloit.


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    Gang retaliation.... *sigh*

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    http://www.beloitdailynews.com/artic...ICLE/170129925

    Around 100 relatives, friends and supporters gathered Saturday evening to remember Austin “Junior” Ramos, nearly a year after the beloved five-year-old was shot and killed in Beloit.

    Saturday’s ceremony was bookended by a candlelight vigil, with family and friends lighting lanterns and quietly sharing fond memories of Junior. Since his tragic death, the family has raised over $5,000 through a motorcycle ride on his birthday in June and a back-to-school event later in the summer. All proceeds will be given to area schools to start the “Junior Superhero Scholarship” fund in his memory.

    Junior’s mother, Jasmine Martinez, said she wanted the community to remember Junior for who he was — happy, fun and full of joy.

    “We wanted to honor his name, and for the community to get to know him,” she said.
    Four arrests were made following the shooting last year. Sergio Ortiz Raygoza, 23, has a trial date set for Feb. 27; Hugo Martinez, 18, will have a court hearing on March 10; Isaac Torres, 24, will have a court hearing on March 17; and Eric Salazar-Mota, 21, will be in court on March 31.
    Family remembers 5-year-old Beloit boy on anniversary of his death

    On Jan. 22, 2016, 5-year-old Austin Ramos Jr., was shot and killed near the intersection of Shopiere Road and Prairie Avenue in Beloit. Ramos Jr. was shot while sitting in the backseat of his father's car.

    "It's hard to just imagine that a year ago, we lost him," said Alicia Martinez, Ramos Jr.'s grandmother, while holding back tears. "Sometimes you think back to that day, and the hurting, it just never goes away."

    Martinez tries to keep her grandson's memory alive, with several posters holding pictures of him along with the toys he used to play with.

    "It's been hard, I just try to stay strong," said Martinez.



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