17-Year-Old Murder Suspect To Appear In Court

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) —  A 17-year-old accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old man and wounding two others in front of a Springdale Apartment Complex is expected to be in court today (Thurs. April 16) for a hearing.

Springdale Police arrested Hector Ramos in connection to a gang-related shooting at the Applegate Apartments on March 13th.

Ramos is now facing charges of first-degree murder in the death of Fabian Rodriguez. He is also facing two counts of first-degree battery.

According to the Washington County Prosecutor, Ramos has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On March 13, Springdale Police said that when officers got to the apartment complex, 18-year-old Fabian Rodriguez was found with a gunshot wound. He was then put in an ambulance and taken to Northwest Medical Center where he later died, police said.

Police said they identified Ramos as the shooter. The teen told police he was inside his apartment when multiple people began to bang on his window, according to Springdale officers.

Ramos also told police one person was holding a machete. The teen began firing a gun through his window, hitting two people outside, according to a news release. Those two people ran away, and Ramos chased them, still shooting his firearm, the release states.

According to police, the people fleeing got into a car, and Ramos continued to shoot at them, hitting a third person.

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