By CBSLA Staff

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A 19-year-old Riverside man has been arrested on suspicion of killing 23-year-old Raul Hernandez Ramirez over the weekend.

Luis Angel Sanchez, 19, has been arrested on suspicion of killing 23-year-old Raul Hernandez Ramirez in Riverside. (Source: RCSO)

Authorities found Hernandez Ramirez, of Jurupa Valley, at the rear of an apartment complex in the 5400 block of Olivewood Avenue in the Wood Streets neighborhood of Riverside at about 12:31 a.m. Saturday suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. Paramedics pronounced Hernandez Ramirez dead at the scene.

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A preliminary investigation found that Hernandez Ramirez had been involved in an argument with Luis Angel Sanchez prior to the shooting. Sanchez is accused of pulling out a handgun during the argument and fatally shooting Hernandez Ramirez before fleeing the scene.

And while investigators are not entirely sure what the men argued about, or why it escalated to a fatal shooting, they said some of the apartments in the area have a history of illegal drug activity — something neighbors said Hernandez Ramirez recently raised concerns about.

 

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Raul Hernandez Ramirez, 23, is survived by his wife and three young children. (Family photo)

Sanchez was later located arrested at an apartment in the same complex and was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of murder and weapons violations. He was being held on $1 million bail.

Meanwhile, back at the apartment building, loved ones left flowers and candles at a memorial for the young father who is survived by his wife and three young children. They said Hernandez Ramirez was a loving husband and protective father.

A GoFundMe page has been started to help cover the cost of his funeral and get his young family back on their feet.

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Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact Det. Bryan Galbreath at 951-353-7105 or bgalbreath@riversideca.gov or Det. Josh Ontko at 951-353-7135 or jontko@riversideca.gov.