Man accused of firing on his ex-wife, nearly hitting neighbor child

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LONGMONT, Colo. — A Longmont man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly firing a gun at his ex-wife, the Longmont Police Department said.

Richard Ramirez, 37, allegedly fired shots at the woman and a male associate about 6:43 a.m. No one was hit by gunfire during the shooting at the apartment complex at 1200 Kimbark St., the Times-Call reported.

One bullet struck a car, another hit the ex-wife’s apartment and a third entered another nearby apartment, possibly lodging in the bed of a five-year-old girl, police said.

Ramirez faces charges of attempted murder, stalking and negligent child abuse,  among others.

Ramirez was arrested without incident at his workplace on the 500 block of South Francis Street later in the morning, according to the Times-Call. A handgun believed to have been used in the incident was recovered in a cabinet there.


  • jeff

    Why is it that LEGAL handguns are involved in shootings? People, we need to tighten the laws, and get longer waiting times for registering. I myself would put up with waiting 90 days if it means that someone that is drunk, on drugs or has mental problems DOES not get a weapon. Why can’t we drug test people getting weapons? That would be EXTREMELY helpful in curbing these incidents

    • freeaquila

      I didn’t see in the article that the firearm was legally obtained. Murder is a crime that can come with the harshest punishment, and he didn’t seem to care about committing that crime. What new “tightened law” would deter such a person? Also, 90 days would never stop someone intent on killing. If anything, it would give them more time to plan and lower the likelihood of being caught.

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