Oceanside Police Department

2 Juveniles Arrested in Killing of Oceanside Man

Two teenagers face murder charges for the death of Oceanside resident Erik Ramsey, according to Oceanside police.

The two 17-year old suspects were arrested Thursday. 

Oceanside police officers were called to 1302 Dubuque Street at 5 a.m. on April 11 after it was reported that a man was found dead on the sidewalk, OPD Officer Tom Bussey said.

Ramsey, 25, appeared to have an injury to his upper body, prompting OPD to call detectives from the Crime and Violence Unit for an investigation, Bussey said. 

Witnesses told police they heard nine to 12 gunshots in the area but OPD has not said if the gunshots were connected to the death.

The area where Ramsey was found is within a residential neighborhood situated east of Interstate 5 and south of State Route 76. A small canyon is nearby.

The investigation is still ongoing, Oceanside police said. Anyone with information about this can call OPD at (760) 435-4748 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for details that can lead to an arrest in this case.

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