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Defendant: Ramiro Ulises Escobar Gonzalez (DOB 01/24/89)

Nov. 26, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced defendant Ramiro Ulises Escobar Gonzalez of Port Chester was arraigned today before Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace in the shooting of another man in May.

A Westchester County Grand Jury earlier handed up a four-count indictment. The charges are as follows:

  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B violent felony
  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B violent felony
  • Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, class C violent felonies.

Escobar Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in court again Dec. 11, 2018.

Background
Prosecutors allege just before 10 p.m. May 17, 2018, outside 25 Waterfront Place in Port Chester, Ramiro Ulises Escobar Gonzalez and the victim were talking over a beer. During the conversation, Escobar Gonzalez pulled out a revolver and fired three shots at the victim, striking him once in the chest. The victim called 911.

Port Chester Police arrested the defendant later that evening at his apartment. The victim was hospitalized and released several weeks later.

Assistant District Attorneys Stephen Ronco and Kristina Dushaj of the Investigations Division are prosecuting the case. 

police photo of Ramiro Ulises Escobar Gonzalez

Ramiro Ulises Escobar Gonzalez

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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