Man charged in Norwalk homicide

An alleged gang member arrested yesterday after barricading himself in an Anaheim apartment was arraigned in Bellflower today on a murder charge stemming from a gang shooting in Norwalk Jan. 2, the District Attorney's Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Andrew Kim, who filed the murder case against Andrew Ramos, 28, said the defendant 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 Tipton's court on Jan. 24 for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing.

Ramos, whose moniker is Kano, was arrested by authorities in Anaheim late Wednesday after barricading himself in an apartment there. The felony complaint for arrest warrant was filed by Kim on Jan. 8, the day before Ramos was taken into custody.

He is charged with one count 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 has been shot multiple times, authorities said, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The case was filed by Kim, of the Hardcore Gang Division, and will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Bob Chen, also of the Hardcore Gang Division.