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December 2, 2014: Man Pleads in Norwalk Killing

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
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A 30-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a rival gang member was sentenced today to state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Andrew Ramos (dob 2/17/84) pleaded no contest to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter in case VA128209.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lori Ann Fournier immediately sentenced Ramos to six years in state prison. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Norwalk in Department T.

Deputy District Attorney Marie Cox of the Hardcore Gang Division said the fatal shooting occurred between rival gang members in the early morning of Jan. 2, 2013 in Norwalk.

The victim, Jimmy Deleon Hernandez, 32, confronted Ramos while he was on a porch, according to the prosecutor. The two men had an exchange and Ramos shot Hernandez several times.

Following the shooting, Hernandez was taken to the hospital for treatment but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The prosecutor said an eyewitness account linked Ramos to the crime and he was arrested a week later in connection with the killing.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.