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Suspect Sought in Northwest Fresno Homicide

FRESNO - On Monday, October 2, 2017, at approximately 1p.m., officers were sent to a Northwest residence regarding multiple shooting victims.  Officer’s arrived and made contact with three shooting victims later identified as father, Roberto Ramos 52 years, mother, Irma Ramos 52 years, and son, Jacob Ramos 20 years.  The shooting victims were transported to CRMC where Roberto Ramos was pronounced deceased.

As previously mentioned, this was a violent attack on unsuspecting victims and displays a complete disregard for human life. Roberto Ramos was a dedicated family man and worked for a large restaurant chain.  The Homicide Unit has identified Lavale Shawn Vean aka “Fudge” 1/23/97 as the suspect responsible for the shootings.  The Homicide Unit is not releasing the motive for the shooting at this time. 

Vean, has been identified as the suspect responsible for the shooting death of Roberto Ramos on October 2nd 2017, along with the shooting of Ramos’ wife and son. Vean is a Black Male Adult, 6ft/150lbs with short dreadlocks and a large tattoo of a cross on his chest. He has connections in Fresno, Madera, and Las Vegas.  

Vean is on active probation for armed robbery and has additional warrants in the system out of Madera for gun related charges and Fresno for burglary charges.  Vean should be considered armed and dangerous. If located, please approach with caution and arrest. 

 A Ramey warrant is on file under Fresno PD case 17-64695. Attached are two outstanding suspect vehicles which are associated to Vean and the Homicide Investigation

Anyone calling with information can remain completely anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.  You may also contact the Fresno Police Department – Homicide Detectives David Porcella 974-6662 or Victor Miranda 621-2452 with information regarding this investigation.

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