Suspect in Driftwood homicide arrested

Assistant News Editor

A man suspected of shooting and killing another man in Driftwood Wednesday night is now in police custody.

Louis Antonio Ramos Jr., 27, is suspected of shooting and killing Johnny Lee Saxon, 47, according to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release. Police responded to an assault in progress call at 8 p.m. in the 400 block of Todo Lane in Driftwood Wednesday.

Ramos was caught and arrested without incident in the 200 block of Mt. Sharp Road in Wimberley, according to a June 5 Austin American-Statesman article. He has been charged with murder and was taken to an area hospital for the treatment of injuries sustained prior to his arrest, according to the Statesman.

It is speculated that Ramos may have been shot twice during the dispute Wednesday, according to an earlier Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Police found Saxon shot in the chest upon arriving to the scene, according to the press release. CPR was administered, but he did not survive from his wounds.

Ramos fled the scene Wednesday in a brown colored van with unknown license plates, the release said.

At about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Todo Lane in Driftwood after receiving information of a possible sighting of the vehicle driven by Ramos, the release said. The vehicle was found hidden in a wooded area and is now being processed as evidence.

Ramos has been convicted on past charges of amphetamine possession and an expired inspection certificate in Hays County according to court records, according to the Statesman. Other charges since 2006 such as assault, burglary of a building and disorderly conduct in which he allegedly displayed a firearm have been dismissed, according to the Statesman.

The case remains under investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the case to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 or contact the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477).