The victim has been identified as Cesar Ramirez, age 39 of Hayward, California. Ramirez was staying on the property where the crime occurred although he is listed as a resident of Hayward, California.
Numerous shots were heard when a call was made to 911. Ramirez was located in the grow site he was tending. The grow site had approximately 316 plants. The property was being rented for this grow site and there were additional separate grow sites on the property.
The Sheriff's Office is looking for two subjects who may have information on the case and were last seen leaving the area on Road 64 and Avenue 384. They were last seen in a black 2004-2005 Dodge pickup truck, four doors with stock body.
The first person was identified by the name of Gregorio, with an unknown last name. He was also known as "Goyo" or "Gollo". He is a hispanic, male, adult approximately 38 years of age with a medium build of 5' 9", black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt, blue-green jeans and boots.
The second person was identified by a nickname of "Toricato". He is a Hispanic, male, adult approximately 25-27 years of age with a medium build of 5' 6", black hair and brown eyes and moustache. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a logo, blue t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes with a black stripe.
If anyone has information regarding this case, the vehicle or subjects please contact the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488. You may also remain anonymous by sending a text, call or e-mail to 559-725-4194, email@example.com. This information is passed through a server that removes identifying information before it is sent to the Sheriff's Office. Any information is useful.
The Sheriff's Marijuana Suppression Program / STEP Team were called to investigate the legality of the grow site.
An autopsy is scheduled for Ramirez on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011. Additional information will be released after the autopsy is completed.
On 09-05-11 approx 1545 hrs Tulare County Sheriff Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting at the above listed location. Deputies arrived on scene to find a victim of a gun shot wound. The victim succumbed to injuries on scene. Case is still under investigation.
When additional information is available for release an update will be issued.