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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-303

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 22, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Update on Shooting Investigation

    The State Attorneys Office has completed its review of an investigation related to a deputy-involved shooting on July 5.
    • Monday
    • July 22, 2019
    • Time: 3:55 PM


    It was concluded that the shooting death of Angel Noel Ramos-Otero (W/M DOB:11-14-1981) was justified. Two Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in the shooting have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Attached you will finding a copy of the findings from State Attorney Andrew Warren's Office.

    No further information is available at this time.

    Previously Released:

    Upon further investigation, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has new findings to release in relation to a deputy-involved shooting last Friday.

    Angel Noel Ramos-Otero (W/M DOB:11-14-1981) died from gunshot wounds after two HCSO deputies shot him when Ramos-Otero refused to drop his knife.

    Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a home in Ruskin in reference to a domestic call. It was discovered that Ramos-Otero was sexually battering a juvenile female under the age of 12, which prompted the 911 call from the residence. Further investigation revealed that Ramos-Otero had also recently sexually battered
    another juvenile over the age of 12.

    Ramos-Otero has three prior incarcerations with the Florida Department of Corrections and numerous other arrests dating back to 1996.  Below is a summary of Ramos-Otero's prior charges:

    1996: Burg Auto, Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle, Burglary Tools-Possess
    1996: Burg Auto, Grand Larceny, Petit Theft
    1996: Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
    1996: Burg Auto, Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
    1996: Burg Auto, Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
    1996: Burg Auto, Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
    1998: Touch or Strike, Disrupt School Function
    1999: Armed Carjacking, Grand Larceny
    2000: Carjack w/ Firearm, Petit Theft *State Prison*,
    2004: Carjack w/ Firearm, Leaving Scene of Accident, VOP *State Prison*
    2008: Aggravated Child Abuse Aggravated Battery
    2009: Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon, Possession Synthetic Cannabinoid, Possession of Cannabis, Obstructing Officer without, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Introduction of Contraband into Detention Facility *State Prison (2011)*
    2010: Violation of Probation
    2019: Possession of Drug Para, Possession of Cannabis Sativa Resin, Flee to Elude, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

    Ramos-Otero's next of kin has been notified. No further information is available at this time. Any additional information will come through Media Alert.
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