Update: Name of shooting victim released

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim in a shooting on Friday.

On Monday, Oct. 31, the sheriff’s log identified the victim as Ramiro Licea Martinez of Willows. Other sources give the age of a man with the same name and address as Martinez as being in the mid- to late-40s.

Glenn County Superior Court records indicate Martinez has never been charged or convicted of any crimes other than an infraction for speeding in a 70 miles per hour zone.

As The Observer reported on Friday:

At about 5:35 p.m. on Oct. 28, Glenn County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting that occurred near the intersection of County Road 60 and Highway 99.

According to a GCSO press release issued Friday evening, sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded and found a vehicle with a man inside who had sustained life-threatening injuries believed to be from the reported shooting.

Emergency medical personnel and fire department volunteers arrived at the scene. The Reach medical helicopter also responded and flew the victim to a nearby hospital [Enloe Medical Center in Chico].

A photo on the Action News Now website appears to show the victim’s vehicle is a red Chevy pickup…. [Other sources indicate the vehicle is a 2000 Chevy Silverado.]

Six or seven bullet holes can be seen on the driver’s side of the front windshield, and 10 or 11 markers possibly indicating shell casings are visible on the ground in front of the pickup.

Surveillance footage from a nearby business captured images of a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident.

The vehicle appears to be a dark grey, newer model BMW. (See the photo at the top of this report.)

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public on the identity of the vehicle owner and any occupants. The vehicle fled the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement officers.

The Glenn Investigative and Narcotics Task Force responded and is currently investigating the shooting.

According to the GCSO’s press release, this investigation is ongoing and further details into this crime will be released when they become available.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force. Members of the task force can be contacted in person at 543 West Oak Street, Willows; or by phone at (530) 934-6431.