Man suspected of killing one neighbor and trying to carjack another still caught on multiple videos

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Neighbors capture on camera man accused of deadly carjacking
Neighbors tell ABC13 they're on edge knowing a killer is on the loose after a victim was killed during a carjacking attempt.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A killer got away after shooting a 29-year-old husband and father during what investigators believe was an attempted carjacking in northwest Harris County.

It happened at about 7:07 p.m. Monday in the 10700 block of Brentway Drive near Jones Road. Family members say Sean Ramirez had just arrived home and was trying to pull into his own driveway when he was approached by the man.

Ramirez was shot several times. Neighbors watched as family members tried to perform CPR.

"We heard the gunshots," neighbor David Rees said. "We watched and saw them give him CPR."

The suspect, who was wearing tan pants, a black shirt, black hat, and a backpack, got away. Minutes later, investigators believe he approached another person a few blocks away and also tried to carjack him.

In surveillance video obtained by ABC13, you can see the suspect approach the maroon car. On the left-hand side of the screen, you can see that he pulls something out of his pocket. Martin Escobedo says that's the moment the man pulled out a gun and tried to carjack his nephew, who was sitting in the driver's seat of the car.

"He pulls out a gun, and he points it at my nephew. And he says something like, 'I'm from the CIA, I need to take your car,''' Escobedo said. "Then, my nephew very foolishly says, 'Well I'm from the FBI and I'm not going to give it to you.'"

Neighbors frantically sharing information with each other now believe the man, seen in multiple videos and photos, crisscrossed the neighborhood for several hours. They believe he was looking for homes and cars to break into. He jumped into Marty Klimczak's backyard.

"I said, 'Hey, where are you going?' He kept on saying, 'Go away, go away,' motions me, and I said, 'Hey, come here.' And he kicks my gate open, and I said, 'Hey you, just can't do that," Klimczak said.

As the man ran out of Klimczak's backyard, he was confronted by Jana Davis, who had just finished watering her yard.

"He jumped over their fence first, then over Marty's gate," she recalled, not knowing at the time the man was wanted. "I confronted him not knowing what was going on. I asked 'Who are you?' I didn't recognize him and he was in Marty's backyard."

Davis described the suspect as a thin white or Hispanic man, around 5 feet 10 inches, who was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, a dark-colored cap, tan pants, and a dark-colored backpack.

There is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-274-9100.

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