Posted Feb. 24, 2015
Oscar Ramirez Jr., a 28-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 27 by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy near Rosecrans and Downey avenues in Paramount, according to law enforcement and family members.
About 2:40 p.m., deputies responded to a city park near Rosecrans Avenue and Paramount Boulevard after a 12-year-old student from a nearby school told her mother she saw two men armed with a knife and a handgun, Lt. Eddie Hernandez said.
The mother called the Lakewood sheriff’s office and gave a description of the two men, which was passed on to other deputies over the radio.
Hernandez said that one of the deputies saw men who matched the descriptions, but they ran off before the deputy could approach them. One of those men was believed to be Ramirez.
The deputy chased Ramirez to the railroad tracks that run along the park and ...
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