Santa Rosa, CA – April 7, 2017 – Defendant
Ramon Amadeo Perez, 21 years old of Santa Rosa, pled no contest
earlier today in front of the Honorable Patrick Broderick to charges in two separate
criminal cases where he was accused of shooting others for the benefit of a
criminal street gang. Specifically, Perez pled no contest to committing
voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Austin Sargent-Deselle. He further admitted at the time he was armed with a firearm and the shooting
was for the benefit of a criminal street gang. Additionally, Perez pled
no contest to assaulting Eleazar Aguilera with a semiautomatic handgun on a
different date, and admitted committing the assault for the benefit of a
criminal street gang.
Attorney Ravitch stated, “The pleas in this case ensure justice for the victims
and their families, and benefit the community by removing a violent gang member
from our streets for a lengthy period of time.”
On July 6,
2015, Perez, who was a known Norteño gang member, and his two co-defendants
Mizrain Nava-Cano and Jesse Urbina, confronted the victim and the victim’s
friends at an apartment complex on Corby Avenue. During the confrontation
the defendant opened fire on the victim as the victim ran away, killing
investigation into the Corby shooting, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
examined the ballistics evidence for links to other unsolved shootings in the
area. The Santa Rosa Police Department provided information to them
regarding an April shooting on Rockwell Place, and the bullet casings were
linked through forensic evidence, establishing Perez as the shooter in both
In the April
incident, the defendant rode his bike through a Santa Rosa apartment complex,
riding past families with children, when he came upon Victim Eleazar Aguilera
and his brother. Perez shot him and fled the area.
set for June 8, 2017 at which time the defendant will be sentenced to serve 33
years at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The case was
prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Robert J. Waner and Jenica P.
Leonard, assisted by District Attorney Investigators Denise Urton.
County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Rosa Police Department were the primary
investigating agencies and were assisted by the District Attorney’s Bureau of