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Sheriff’s Office releases name of man shot and killed on Julia Street

Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 11:09 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 3:12 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Officials with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office have released the name of the man shot and killed on Julia Street Saturday.

Authorities said 18-year-old Jayden Ramirez died Monday after being shot in the head around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ramirez was allegedly shot by a 16-year-old female friend Saturday, authorities said Monday morning.

The 16-year-old was initially booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on a count of aggravated second-degree battery, but that accusation has now been upgraded to second-degree murder, according to authorities.

“This was totally unnecessary. This shouldn’t happen, and this didn’t have to happen,” Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory said. “It just goes to show you that when you put young, young people together with firearms, this is a result of what could happen.”

The man was airlifted to an out-of-town hospital for treatment. Sheriff’s Office officials said detectives learned Monday evening that he died.

Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory said Ramirez was shot in the head.

“I love you Jayden, and Dad would be more than proud of you,” Ramirez’s older brother Camryn Vezina said.

While Vezina wasn’t there when his brother was shot, he still feels a sense of guilt.

“I feel guilty, because as an older brother, you always want to protect your siblings. And I feel like I failed that,” Vezina said.

Vezina said he’s making it his mission to honor Ramirez’s life.

“I just - I’m going to try my best to make sure people remember him, because it was too early,” Vezina said.

His brother said Ramirez was an avid fisherman, had a caring personality, and just graduated from Barbe High School in May.

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