Man allegedly shot, buried in concrete

SANTA FE SPRINGS - A 45-year-old Santa Fe Springs man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting a man that he later allegedly encased in concrete, the District Attorney's Office announced.Juan Manuel Ramirez, aka Juan Alberto Galviz, was scheduled to be arraigned at Los Angeles Superior Court in Whittier. Ramirez is charged with one count of murder with a special allegation that he personally discharged a shotgun. Prosecutors will ask his bail be set at $1 million. Ramirez allegedly fatally shot the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, on Dec. 23. He later encased the body in cement and buried it inside a Santa Fe Springs business, said Deputy District Attorney Jennifer McDonald, deputy in charge of the Whittier Office. Whittier police responded to a tip and discovered the body on Monday. If convicted, Ramirez faces up to life in prison.

********** Published: January 3, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 38