Durham police make arrest in fatal vehicle-to-vehicle shooting

From staff reportsJune 3, 2014 

— Police have arrested and charged a Durham man with a fatal shooting that reportedly sent a vehicle crashing into a house.

Alexis Hernandez Ramirez, 21, is charged with the first degree murder of the vehicle’s driver, Juan Carlos Ruiz.

Officers were summoned to the 2700 block of Holloway Street near South Adams Street on May 25 after a vehicle crashed into a house there. Ruiz, 27, of Durham, was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Three passengers in the vehicle were injured and hospitalized, according to police.

A preliminary investigation showed shots were fired from another vehicle into the victims’ vehicle. On Tuesday, investigators arrested Ramirez on Ivy Street, according to police. The incident “does not appear to have been random,” according to investigators.

The conditions of the three other men in the crashed vehicle weren’t immediately available.

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