By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer
A Clovis grand jury indicted a Clovis teen Friday on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend.
District Attorney Matt Chandler said Albert Ramirez, 18, is also charged with three counts of tampering with evidence.
Eladio Robledo died at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis after receiving multiple gunshot wounds July 12.
The shooting occurred on the sidewalk in front of Robledo’s residence at 512 West Sixth St. in Clovis.
Witnesses told police Robledo, 39, was shot approximately five times and Ramirez was seen fleeing the area, court records show.
Ramirez hid clothing he was wearing at the time of the shooting along with other items of evidence, Chandler said. Those items were found by Clovis patrolman Brent Aguilar approximately two blocks from the homicide.
The gun used in the homicide has not been located, Chandler said.
Ramirez’s mother, Debra Ramirez, shared the home on Sixth Street with the victim. They had been together approximately five years and Albert Ramirez had lived with them until recent months, Chandler said.
Debra Ramirez had filed incident reports in recent months telling police she was afraid of her son.
Chandler said the victim filed a no-trespass order in April against Albert Ramirez, barring him from the home where the homicide occurred.
Debra Ramirez reported to police she told her son to move out when he turned 18 in September because of his defiance, Chandler said.
Reports also said she told police her son frequently made harassing phone calls to her, according to Chandler.
Ramirez is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.
A trial date will be set in coming weeks, Chandler said.