Two arrested in triple homicide at Richmond party

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Police arrested two men last week in connection with a mass shooting outside of a party on Father’s Day in Richmond last year during which three people were killed and five others were injured.

Enrique Ramirez-Calmo (Photo courtesy of the RPD)

Following a lengthy investigation, Enrique Ramirez-Calmo, 27, of Oakland, was arrested on a murder warrant Wednesday, March 9, by Richmond Police with assistance from Oakland police.

After interviews and additional search warrants by Richmond police, an 18-year-old man was arrested the following day in relation to the incident. His name is not being released because he was a juvenile at the time of the crime. He is also being charged as a juvenile.

This week, the Contra Costa County District Attorney filed three counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder on the arrested subjects in connection with the mass homicide, which occurred in the 2100 block of Dunne Avenue on June 20, 2021.

The suspects opened fire into a crowd of party-goers as they were celebrating, police said. Among the victims who died were Andres Morales Garcia, 18, from Richmond, and Hector Carrillo Lopez, 39.

The mass shooting heavily impacted neighbors who held a vigil for the victims and demanded a stop to the violence. Meanwhile, the RPD said it began an in depth investigation, “which included locating video of the suspects arriving in an older model Nissan Altima vehicle.”

A couple of weeks after the shooting, the RPD received a ballistic match to a shooting that occurred in the City of Oakland from the same night.

“Detectives from the two agencies shared information, which provided leads to a group possibly responsible for the mass shooting,” police said. “During the course of the investigation, numerous search warrants were written, countless hours of surveillance was conducted and many collaborations with other law enforcement agencies, brought this case to a closure.”