1 woman, 2 men arrested in connection to deadly Salina shooting

Crime

SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Salina Police Department has arrested two men and a woman in connection to a shooting Monday, August 23, in the 500 block of E. Iron.

Around 4 a.m. Monday, police got the report of several gunshots heard in that area. When they got to the scene, they found 25-year-old Camilo Ramirez of Salina lying in the street, just west of the intersection with Front Street.

He had been shot. Ramirez’s dog was found dead from a gunshot wound.

EMS took Ramirez to Salina Regional Health Center. From there, he was transferred to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita where he died.

Surveillance videos from near the scene of the shooting showed a vehicle circle the area, then stop. Two people got out of the car and began shooting.

Through their investigation, Salina detectives say they identified two people of interest, 24-year-old Jamie Leos, Jr. and 34-year-old Juan Morales.

On Monday evening, Jamie Leos, Jr. was contacted by the Salina police and was taken in for questioning.

A few hours later, detectives went to his house to secure it for a search warrant. They say they found Morales there and took him in for questioning, too.

When the search warrant was executed, police say they found evidence related to the shooting and seized more than 80 grams of methamphetamine.

Kiera Rayne Stewart (Courtesy: Salina Police Department)

Police arrested Leos and Morales and booked them into the Saline County Jail.

Leos was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, felony animal cruelty, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and other narcotic-related charges.

Morales was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, felony animal cruelty and felon in possession of a firearm.

Another woman, 22-year-old Kiera Stewart of Salina, was booked on suspicion of felony murder and attempted aggravated robbery.

If you have information concerning this shooting, you can call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637) or visit their website. You can also call the Salina Police Department at (785) 826-7210. The case number is 2021-25824

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