Ramirez gets life for shooting at Lubbock police officer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/16/09

Ramirez gets life for shooting at Lubbock police officer

Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Dept. Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock jury decided Cody Ramirez must serve life in prison for a shooting in which no one was seriously injured. 

It was part of a series of violent events that started with an attempted robbery of the "Texas Game Room" in December 2006. Police chased Ramirez on foot after the robbery and they say Ramirez shot at an officer nine times.  The officer says his leg was grazed and his pants were damaged.  But there was no serious injury. 

Ramirez' defense claims that the young man had no choice but to participate because his uncle threatened to kill him otherwise.  Jurors took very little stock in that claim.  It took them three hours to decide that his punishment should be life in prison. This is the same jury that convicted him on Wednesday.

Courts & Crime
Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Weather could be factor in several crashes south and east of Lubbock Wednesday morning

    Weather could be factor in several crashes south and east of Lubbock Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:28 AM EST2018-02-21 15:28:40 GMT

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed several one vehicle crashes south of Lubbock Wednesday morning.  DPS says these wrecks could be due to dangerous weather conditions in the area.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern and eastern KCBD viewing area, including Lubbock, Tahoka, Brownfield, Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Post, Snyder, Aspermont, Guthrie, Paducah, Childress, Silverton, Floydada, and Crosbyton. Accumulations of sleet and areas of ice...

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed several one vehicle crashes south of Lubbock Wednesday morning.  DPS says these wrecks could be due to dangerous weather conditions in the area.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern and eastern KCBD viewing area, including Lubbock, Tahoka, Brownfield, Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Post, Snyder, Aspermont, Guthrie, Paducah, Childress, Silverton, Floydada, and Crosbyton. Accumulations of sleet and areas of ice...

  • Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

    Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-02-21 15:26:21 GMT
    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...
    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.
  • Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:03 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:27 AM EST2018-02-21 15:27:36 GMT

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

Powered by Frankly