Glendale murder suspect made spare key for ex-girlfriend’s apartment

By Chris Caraveo
Independent Newsmedia

David Jimenez Resendiz (Glendale police)

A man who shot and killed the friend of his ex-girlfriend last Thursday did so while her child was in the room, documents show.

The Glendale Police Department reported that around 9 p.m. Feb. 1, officers responded to an apartment complex in the area of 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road for a person who had been shot.

A female caller told police her ex-boyfriend and the father of her 4-year-old son, 26-year-old Moises Ramos, Jr, had just shot her friend, 24-year-old David Jimenez. She also said her son was in the room when the shooting occurred.

According to a probable cause statement, responding officers located the woman and her son outside the apartment.

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Shortly after, Mr. Ramos exited the apartment with a black semi-automatic handgun, which he dropped to the ground and then surrendered to police.

Moises Ramos, Jr. (MCSO)

While surrendering, Mr. Ramos allegedly told police he had killed someone inside the apartment. Officers searched the residence and located Mr. Jimenez dead with multiple gunshot wounds in the living room. They also located multiple shell casings near his body.

According to documents, Mr. Ramos had been in a five-year relationship with the woman who called police. Officers learned the two ended their relationship in November 2017.

The woman described Mr. Ramos as “being controlling, jealous and emotionally abusive.”

Police learned Mr. Ramos had made a spare key without permission to enter the woman’s apartment.

Mr. Ramos is in jail on a $300,000. He faces charges including first-degree murder, endangerment and disorderly conduct. He has a preliminary hearing on Feb. 12.

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