Documented 19-year-old gang member jailed in ambush shooting of man in De Luz

FALLBROOK – A documented gang member was behind bars today for allegedly ambushing another young man last month in a remote area of De Luz, near the eastern outskirts of Camp Pendleton, seriously wounding him.

Sergio Huerta Ramirez, 19, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 31, at a friend’s home in Fallbrook during a parole and probation compliance sweep, sheriff’s Lt. Todd Richardson said.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Jan. 3, Ramirez allegedly opened fire using a pistol on a moving Chevrolet truck traveling near the intersection of De Luz Road and Harris Trail. The pickup veered off the roadway and crashed into a tree and a fence, after which the victim got out and collapsed, according to Richardson.

A woman driving through the sparsely developed area came across the wounded man a short time later and took him to Fallbrook Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.

If the victim had not been found so promptly, he “definitely would have died,” the lieutenant said.

The wounded man, whose name has been withheld, is now recovering in an undisclosed location outside the San Diego area.

Investigators have determined no motive for the assault, and it remains unclear if the perpetrator opened fire while on foot or from inside another vehicle, according to Richardson.

About 20 minutes after the shooting, a small sedan was stolen in Fallbrook, and it later turned up in the Temecula area, abandoned and torched.

Authorities believe there is a “high likelihood” the gunman also committed the auto theft and arson to escape and cover his tracks, Richardson said.

Ramirez was booked into Vista Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and a gang-crime allegation. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon, February 4.

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19-year-old gang member arrested for allegedly trying to gun down man in De Luz

FALLBROOK – A 19-year-old gang member wanted for allegedly trying to gun down another man in a remote area near Camp Pendleton four weeks ago was arrested today, along with five other people, during a North County parole and probation compliance operation.

Sergio Ramirez of Fallbrook was expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the Jan. 3 shooting, sheriff’s Lt. Todd Richardson said.

Shortly before 1 p.m. that day, Ramirez allegedly shot a man in the De Luz Canyon. A passer-by found the victim lying next to his car, which had crashed into a fence alongside a rural road. She drove him to Fallbrook Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.

Officials have released no suspected motive for the shooting, which they described as an attempted ”execution style” gang killing.

The others taken into custody during today’s sweep were jailed on suspicion of various narcotics offenses, the lieutenant said.

25 Responses to "Documented 19-year-old gang member jailed in ambush shooting of man in De Luz"

  1. Re???   February 1, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Woo-hoo, another one bites the dust!!!

  2. 2 real   February 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Big city problems in a small town,so sad.

  3. me   February 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

    thank god that they took this guy in! hopefully he will be locked up for a very long time … i hope that other men is ok

  4. .....   February 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm


  5. me again   February 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    to ….. can u not read or something it clearly said that he was injured but not dead. If your going to comment please read the article right before you write something dumb.

  6. (:   February 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Its says attempted murder doesn’t say he actually killed anyone..but the fact that he was willing to take another human being’s life makes him a bad person therefore he is where he should be whether he was able to accomplish his goal or one shiuld have the power to take a glad he was found.that’s what he gets for being an idiot

  7. .....   February 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

    He didn’t do nothing!!!!

  8. Reality Checker   February 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Maybe we should just sweep all of SoCal for all illegals, parolees, documented and suspected gang members, and just take them all to gitmo to rot there. Watch them run like roaches from roach spray. Cordon off the border, Arizona and Nevada state lines with national guard, close off all freeways going north. Get all law enforcement federal, state, and local plus the military to sweep LA county, riverside, San Bernardino, orange, San Diego, and imperial counties all at once, house by friggin house. Apartment by apartment, vehicle by vehicle, for as long as it takes to rid us of this scum of the earth. And build a dang 50′ high concrete wall on the entire border!!

  9. ur friend..   February 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Hey reality checker…Look in the mirror and call your self dumb!!…You watch too many action movies!!…haha

  10. fallbrook born and raised   February 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    He’s innocent!!Cops just wanna blame someone!!! Truth will come out in court!!! See u soon young’s

  11. Frosty   February 2, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    The "Big City" is moving to the small towns and country, in case you missed it.

  12. fallbrook born and raised   February 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    @ reality checker!! You need a reality check.!!!don’t like it!! Then get the heck out of here!!!

  13. Preston   February 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Your probably correct because if he didn’t do nothing then, he must have done something.

  14. village handy man   February 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    that’s right brother lets get rid of the scum back in my day we didn’t have these kinds if problems you hear we would go out and handle our own what a shame that’s not the way things get taken care of if you ever need work done brother let me know you hear village handy man amen

  15. to reality checker   February 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    You’re not being realistic..& what about the pedophiles & the mental people who have psychotic issues,who want to shoot up public spaces to kill random people because of some dumb stuff they experienced when they were young?? But sure if illegals who work hard to try to better their lives or provide theirs better future for their kids are more of a danger…i guess you might make sense.
    ..but your comment is irrelevant since this article is about a man who was captured after attempting to take a life..not much of a reality checker are you??

  16. (:   February 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    To …..

    He wouldn’t be getting charged if they didn’t have some sort of proof..& the man he tried to kill is alive & im sure he’s also capable of identifying the person who tried to take his life..i sure wouldn’t forget the face.

  17. (:   February 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime
    ..that’s why you should think before you act

  18. gabs   February 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    have u ever heard of innocent until proven guilty you people…???how do any of u know that he did it?? where u there??? u guys are a bunch of ignorants who think u are better than everyone else…its funny how everything always turns into bashing illegals and mexicans u people talk about illegals and immigrants as if u where the first people in AMERICA truth is we are all illegals so get over urselfs and get a life and at reality checker ur a piece of work i bet unhappy with your life that u have nothing positive to say about anything or anyone u just want everyone else to be as miserable and full of hate like u are guess wat us MEXICANS are proud of where we came from and who we are and we are here to stay so fyfl

  19. XXXXX   February 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    There you go Reality Checker, nice way to put it. A big broom will help, and a dustpan with a trap door.

  20. ............   February 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Comment 18 , A M E N (:

    @Comment 17 ,Oh trust me he can do the time , but he won’t because he’s innocent , you should think before you speak because you clearly don’t know what’s going on , do you even know how the system works? Once you’re in the system, they’ll try to keep you in it , they don’t care about you getting off probation , parole , they put you on that to keep you in the system! HAHA , Shake my head! Proof? The only thing they need is a documented gang member! Just because he’s a gang member he must of tried to kill him right? Haha wow , you guys don’t even know. And don’t say i’m wrong because i bet you read the "gang member" part and that’s all the proof you needed to belive this is true , well sorry to burst your bubble but it’s not true.
    Keep his name out you’re mouth


  21. to gabs & ......   February 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    “gang member” or just affiliated..the lifestyle he chose to live has led him to where he is today. wants to be a big boy,doing drugs,drinking & doing big bad grown man stuff?? then take what you get & dont blame “the system” we all have a choice to live right or do stuff like try to kill people..most of us dont wake up and plan an ambush to kill a “friend”or someone we spend time with..hes in the system for other bad choices so this isn’t his first or last time. I’m sick of younger people being so weak minded & letting gangs control their lives & giving up on their futures just to look cool..its useless & sad that this kid wouldn’t think about missing his family,friends or of himself.too bad its too late for him now. You’re right innocent until proven guilty,in his case well he wouldn’t be arrested just for fun..or as a guess. Hopefully your friend learns a lesson..he can’t run around doing illegal things without consequences & the system will always find you & catch up to you.
    Good luck to him..he isn’t very big, I mean I know there’s way bigger guys locked up who will be cellblock buddies with him.hopefully he can bulk up fast & lets wait and see how his “friends” take care of him when he’s locked up & they’re running around free forgetting about him.

  22. gabs   February 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    At comment #21 how do u know he does all these things were you there mayb you were doing these things with him….i think its funny how u automatically assume hes guilty well the truth always comes out but until then he is INNOCENT until proven guilty

  23. small thought   February 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Way to much racial going on here,stop it !!!!!
    If this guy shot someone the QUESTION IS WAS THE OTHER GUY ARMED AS WELL.
    If not then it problem lies with anti-gun government. Has anyone ever known one of these cowardly gangbangers to do anything brave. What chance or choice did the victim have other than to sit there and take as many bullets as the punk wanted to give him? I personally think we could cause these people to think twice if we had a second amendment.
    I always ask my Mexican friends these questions.
    Will America be better if it’s more like Mexico.
    It’s a wonderful beautiful country, with every natural resource you can imagine, great weather, fertile soil, great fishing.
    What is it that is wrong with mexico and why would you ever leave.
    The answer is the people. Mexico is full of Mexicans.

    Americans are giving up there rights so they don’t have to share them with Illegals. Can you imagine giving 12 million former criminal invaders of our country, Amnesty so they can become gun buying American criminals?? Or just making a living buying here and selling there at two grand a gun profit.

  24. ............   February 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    It Runs in the blood , this the life he was born into and nothing or nobody was going to be able to change that not even him. And don’t come at me with the “everyone chooses there own way of living” because you obviously must not know what it’s like to be born into this. Doing drugs? drinking? How do you know he use’s drugs? How do you know he drinks? And again don’t come at me with the “he’s a gang member why wouldn’t he drink , why wouldn’t he do drugs” because i know some that don’t. What does drugs and drinking have to do with any of this? Haha. “Take what you get and don’t blame the system” No , that isn’t how it works , especially if he is innocent. Yes he is in the system, but not just because he’s in it , must he ALWAYS be in it! That’s what YOU don’t get haha , step into the shoes of a gang member then run your mouth all you want. You know what? If people want to be weak minded, and let themselves get controlled by others, then let them. IT’S THERE LIFE, not yours. His family will be here always! The system will always catch up to you? HA HA NO, just a couple weeks ago, a man was arrested for “Rape” , TURNS OUT HE WAS INNOCENT ! But to late because his name was already put on BLAST! His friends are going to be there for him trust me , you don’t know them enough to say that!

  25. 612 allday   August 4, 2014 at 7:37 am

    To you (reality check). U must want a prison.? you dummy


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