MISSOLA, Missoula (KGVO-AM News) – On January 1, 2023, officers from the Missoula State Police Department were called to report a disturbance in the 1100 block on 34th Street. The person who called 911 said the man was drunk and had a gun. Officers arrived on the scene and approached the apartment.
Officers noticed the apartment door open and observed at least two adult men. A policeman saw one of the men with an unknown object in his hand. The officer revealed himself to be law enforcement and ordered the man to come to the door. Moments later, 36-year-old Cesar Ramirez opened the door and held a semi-automatic pistol.
An officer pointed a department-issued gun at Ramirez and ordered Ramirez to drop the gun. After standing there for a while, Ramirez threw his firearm into the snow. Ramirez was then taken into custody and placed in the back of his police car.
Victim explains what happened
A police officer then spoke with one of the victims. The victim reported being in the apartment with Ramirez and the two of them drinking alcohol. The victim said Ramirez was upset, left the apartment, and returned to the apartment with the intention of getting a gun.
The victim said Ramirez could be heard yelling at an older gentleman as he left the apartment. The victim reported that Ramirez continued to get agitated by the other man and pointed his handgun at the other man. The victim said this occurred in an apartment complex parking lot.
The victim tried to calm Ramirez down, but Ramirez also pointed a gun at him. The victim said Ramirez followed him and tried to enter the apartment. The victim was able to close the door to prevent Ramirez from entering, but Ramirez, still holding his gun, tried to kick the door in. Eventually, Ramirez was unable to enter and left. . Court documents show that another man was identified and corroborated the victim’s account of the events.
Ramirez appears in court
Ramirez was arrested and transferred to the Missoula County Jail. On January 3, 2023, Ramirez made his first appearance in Missoula judicial court, where Magistrate Alex Beale explained the terms of his release.
“You’re going to be part of a pretrial supervision program,” Biel said. Do not possess or consume other intoxicants Do not enter bars, casinos or other places where alcohol is the primary item for sale Firearms, destruction devices, or other dangerous weapons.”
Before being released, Beale said he would have to turn over all guns in Ramirez’s possession to a third party and prove to the pretrial superintendent that it had been done.
“You have no criminal record,” said Beale. “That’s good. It fits your case well. However, there are two counts of assault and two fairly simple counts of pointing a firearm at someone. If the allegations are true, it means they will be killed.” That would require some action against financial bonds under these circumstances, and I would set it at 25,000 yen. All conditions apply.”
Ramirez is currently charged with two felony counts of assault with a weapon.
The information in this article was obtained from public sources.
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