Gang member arraigned in Norwalk killing

NORWALK - An alleged gang member arrested last week after barricading himself in an Anaheim apartment was arraigned in Bellflower on a murder charge stemming from a gang shooting in Norwalk Jan. 2.Andrew Ramos, 28, appeared before Bellflower Superior Court Judge Leland H. Tipton, who set bail at the $2.1 million recommended by the prosecution. Ramos is due back in court Jan. 24 for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing. Ramos, whose moniker is Kano, was arrested by authorities in Anaheim after barricading himself in an apartment there. The felony complaint for arrest warrant was filed by deputy district attorney Andrew Kim on Jan. 8, the day before Ramos was taken into custody. He is charged with one count of murder with the allegation that it was a street gang killing. The complaint also alleged a prior robbery conviction in 2011. Authorities said Jimmy DeLeon Hernandez, 31, was shot to death in the predawn hours of Jan. 2 in the 14000 block of Gard Avenue in Norwalk. No victim was found at the scene, but sheriff's deputies checked hospitals and found Hernandez. He had been shot multiple times, authorities said, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The case will be prosecuted by deputy district attorney Bob Chen of the Hardcore Gang Division.

********** Published: January 17, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 40