Arrest made in Armona murder

Jose Ramirez

Kings County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested in connection with the Dec 19 murder of 25-year-old David Aguiniga.

Authorities say 25-year-old Jose Ramirez, a known Norteno gang member, shot Aguiniga multiple times in the driveway of Aguiniga’s cousin’s home in Armona.

Aguiniga had been visiting his cousin, drinking in the garage, when Ramirez approached the house, according to detectives.

Ramirez is also on Kings County probation for various gang related drug charges

Aguiniga’s cousin told investigators Ramirez called out for David outside the garage before shooting him several times.

David was able to retreat back to the garage where he collapsed. He later died from his injuries

Jose fled the scene in an unknown vehicle, northbound on Alvin Street. David's cousin witnessed the incident and eventually provided detectives with details of the incident.

On Monday, Detectives took Jose Ramirez into custody in Corcoran.

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