Stolen Drugs Leads to Drive-by Shooting, Injuring 6-Year-old
A Lubbock woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following the drive-by shooting of a 6-year-old boy that happened in 2019.
KAMC News reports that the woman, 25-year-old Dezarey Marie Ramos, had been trafficking marijuana and methamphetamine and that someone had stolen her drugs. She believed that a man named Damian Villarreal, who live din the 5000 block of 38th Street, was responsible, so she and Edward L Munoz drove to the home and opened fire.
Ramos was said to have been the driver during the shooting and had planned the whole thing.
6 shots were fired at the home, one of which struck a 6-year-old boy in the head, causing serious bodily injury. Another woman in the house also suffered minor injuries from the shooting.
The boy ended up surviving the gunshot wound after having surgery around a week after the incident. In June of 2021, it was reported that he was on the road to recovery in therapy, needing to relearn how to do things like talk and walk.
Ramos was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday, October 21st.