Juan Ramon Zuniga - California - 1993 May 26, 2014 9:43:42 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on May 26, 2014 9:43:42 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office website)
Fugitive Profile as of September 1st, 2014 (Based on Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office website):
Hispanic Male Adult
5 Ft. 8 Inches
Born on March 16, 1974
Last Known Address: Guadalupe, CA
WHO TO CALL IF YOU'VE SEEN HIM: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office (805) 681-4150 or e-mail [email protected]
WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER
GUADALUPE - 1993
On October 9, 1993, when a 16 year old female resisted Zuniga's romantic advances in the back seat of his car, he shot her in the head with a small caliber handgun. Near death for several months, the victim has partially recovered, but is still undergoing physical and emotional therapy.
Immediately after the shooting, Zuniga returned to his home in Guadalupe, California, hid the gun, then fled to the Los Angeles area where family members live. The whereabouts of Juan Ramon Zuniga, whose street name is "Kojak", are unknown.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has an arrest warrant outstanding for Juan Ramon Zuniga, charging him with attempted murder.
Thoughts? Even though he fled to Los Angeles after the shooting, since he's been on the run for over 20 years, there's a good chance that he's hiding out in Mexico.
Anyway, I had plans a few weeks in advance to profile this case this week, but decided this would be the first case this week due to the tragic shooting rampage in Santa Barbara County, California. Zuniga is one of the most wanted fugitives in that county, so I felt it would be appropriate to try to spread the word on a fugitive authorities there are trying to find.
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