Update December 3, 2020
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, as a result of a multi-jurisdictional manhunt, Billy Galvez, 22, of Atlanta, was arrested on the outstanding warrants of Malice Murder and Aggravated Assault. These charges stemmed from the murder of Alejandro Ramirez, 35, which occurred on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The arrest was made with assistance from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit. Galvez was taken into custody in a park in Forsyth County after a brief foot chase. Galvez was in the company of Jennifer “Jenni” Rodriguez-Cardona, who was charged with Hindering the Apprehension of Punishment of a Criminal.
The GBI investigation revealed that as a result of a dispute between Ramirez and Galvez, Galvez retrieved a firearm from a vehicle, drove through the parking lot to Ramirez’ location and shot Ramirez. Galvez fled the scene and had been a fugitive.
Galvez was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail. Rodriguez-Cardona was booked into the Forsyth County Jail.
The GBI would like to thank the Norcross Police Department, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett County Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Sandy Springs Police Department, and the Chamblee Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the GBI. Tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.
Original press release
Norcross, GA (July 6, 2020) – On Sunday, July 5, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Norcross Police Department to conduct a murder investigation. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 5:03 a.m., Norcross PD received a 911 call about shots fired at the Fusion Event Hall, 5130 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, Gwinnett County, GA. Officers responded to the location and found Alejandro J. Ramirez, 35, of Alpharetta, with apparent gunshot wounds. Ramirez was transported to a local area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
This is an active investigation and the GBI wants to speak to witnesses of this shooting. Please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477) with any information pertinent to the investigation.