April 3, 2014

DPD makes fifth arrest in bar shooting (Updated 1:20 p.m.)

Bond hearings continued for two

Submitted by the Dalton Police Department

— On Tuesday, investigators with the Dalton Police Department arrested 17-year-old Ulises Corona on a charge of making false statements to law enforcement officers. Corona’s arrest came after investigators determined that Corona lied to them during the investigation of the March 23 shooting at Las Delicias bar on Morris Street that left one man dead and another man wounded.

Investigators have determined that Corona was with Orlando Ramirez, Fernando Resendiz and Juvencio Vega-Garcia in a car as they rode to the Las Delicias bar where Orlando Ramirez shot two security guards after being denied entry into the bar, killing 28-year-old Bruno Rodriguez. Corona was still with the group as they picked Ramirez up on Morris Street after the shooting and left the scene. Dalton detectives determined that Corona lied to them during the initial investigation of the incident during the search for Ramirez. Resendiz and Vega-Garcia were arrested and charged as accessories to the crime on March 23, and Ramirez was arrested two days later. Ramirez, Resendiz and Vega-Garcia were charged with homicide and aggravated assault. Alexa Jiminez, Ramirez’s girlfriend, was also arrested and charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal and making false statements to law enforcement officers.

The investigation into the shooting is not yet complete and more charges are possible.

From the district attorney's office:

Bond hearings for Vega-Garcia and Resendiz, previously scheduled for Friday morning, have been continued until next Friday, April 11, at 9 a.m. before Superior Court Judge Jack Partain. Vega-Garcia’s bond motion hearing was continued at the request of his attorney, Jerry Moncus, who had a scheduling conflict with court in another county. Resendiz’ bond hearing was continued at his request to permit him time to hire private counsel.