Richmond Mass Shooting Culprit Convicted in Landmark Trial

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Martinez, CA – In a significant legal victory, Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton announced the conviction of Enrique Ramirez-Calmo for his role in the deadly 2021 Richmond mass shooting. Ramirez-Calmo was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder, in addition to gang-related and special circumstance enhancements.

The violent spree that unfolded on June 20, 2021, saw Ramirez-Calmo alongside an accomplice, launch an indiscriminate attack on unsuspecting partygoers in Richmond. Misguided by mistaken identity and entrenched in gang rivalries, their actions led to the tragic loss of three lives and left four individuals with gunshot injuries.

After a rigorous four-month trial, the jury reached their verdict on February 21st, underscoring a relentless pursuit of justice for the victims of the Father’s Day tragedy. “This senseless massacre shattered the lives of innocent families,” remarked DA Becton, reflecting on the case’s emotional toll.

The path to conviction was marked by an investigative breakthrough in early 2022 when the DA’s office charged Ramirez-Calmo with the previously unresolved murder. A crucial piece of evidence was a video captured by one of the victims during the shooting. This, combined with other comprehensive evidence and the cohesive efforts of the Richmond Police Department and various agencies, illuminated Ramirez-Calmo’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

Deputy District Attorney Chad Mahalich, lead prosecutor of the case, spoke to the complexities and collaborative effort required to secure justice: “This was a complex case with numerous challenges. I am incredibly grateful for the dedication and expertise of everyone involved, including law enforcement, victim advocates, and the entire DA’s Office team. Together, we ensured that the defendant was held accountable for his actions.”

Ramirez-Calmo is now awaiting sentencing, scheduled for March 11th in Martinez. With the jury’s conviction, he faces multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole, offering a semblance of closure to the victims and their families.

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