Who is Samuel Ramirez Jr? Dangerous suspect killed two women bartenders, still at large

Samuel Ramirez Jr.
Police is currently looking for the suspect Samuel Ramirez Jr.


Police are looking for 31-year-old Samuel Ramirez, who they allege killed two women on May 21, 2023, at the Federal Way bar shooting. Let’s see who is Samuel Ramirez Jr. in detail.

Who is Samuel Ramirez Jr.?

Police have identified a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Federal Way earlier this month.

In the early hours of May 21, two women who both worked at Stars Bar & Grill were fatally shot in the restaurant’s parking lot. A third individual was also shot and survived. 

In relation to the incident, the Federal Way Police Department issued a warrant for Samuel Ramirez Jr.’s arrest. He is 31 years old. 

Charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and attempted murder are brought against Ramirez.

The whereabouts of Samuel Ramirez Jr. are unknown, but cellphone records show that he fled Washington after killing Jessica Hohn, 36, and Katie Duhnke, 37, in the bar’s parking lot early on May 21, according to the allegations.

His last known address was in Compton, California.

Federal way bar shooting- Explained:

Around 3:30 am on May 21, officers responded to the Stars Bar & Grill for the alleged shooting. The three victims were there when they arrived.

The male victim told police that someone killed two of his pals when Federal Way police arrived at the scene of the shooting at 3:30 in the morning at South 312th Street and Pacific Highway South, according to the charges.

Employees of Stars Bar & Grill, Katie Duhnke and Jessyca Hohn passed away at the south of the crossroads on Pacific Highway South, the Stars Bar & Grill parking lot.

The pub reopened on Tuesday for the first time since the murders. Ramirez was suspected of shooting Duhnke before turning his gun on Hohn, according to the criminal documents, and was charged on Thursday with second-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder.

He was additionally charged with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a male customer in the arm as the man fled.

Manhunt for Samuel Ramirez Jr.

Owner Teena Nelson characterized the show of support as “beautiful.” “Katie and Jessyca were roommates. They were the life of the party.

 Katie is known in every bar in Federal Way just as the bright shiny light when she walks in,” Nelson said. “There were mountains and mountains of flowers outside. It was so beautiful and a lot of live plants that we can plant and have for years to come that are really special,” Nelson stated. 

“It just showed all the love the community has and they have really reached out to let us know they’re here for us.

Although Ramirez doesn’t seem to have a violent criminal past, Deputy Prosecutor Raymond Lee said in the charging documents that Ramirez is a flight risk and may receive a sentence of 60 to 80 years in prison if found guilty.

According to the allegations, the injured guy then admitted to police that he had seen Ramirez, another regular at the club, holding a revolver around 45 minutes before the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Samuel Ramirez J’s arrest. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 9-1-1 if you see Ramirez.

Who are the victims?

Two women named, Jessyca Hohn, 36 and fellow barman Katie Duhnke, 37 were fatally killed by Samuel, while also hurting a male customer in the parking lot of Stars Bar & Grill in Federal Way.

According to the allegations, the individual informed Duhnke and Hohn, who confronted Ramirez about the pistol. The police later acquired surveillance footage that verified the man’s account.

Ramirez hit one of Duhnke and Hohn as they were leaving the bar after it had closed, causing the male customer to tackle and punch Ramirez, according to the criminal documents.

The allegations allege that once the guy declared the altercation over, Ramirez was allowed to go; however, Ramirez climbed to his feet, retrieved a gun, and shot the two women and another client.

A woman contacted 911 hours later and requested to speak with authorities about the double homicide. According to the criminal papers, she admitted to officers that she had met a man she called “Sam” on a dating app and that they were scheduled to meet up earlier in the day. The man canceled their date and left.

She also revealed three pictures that “Sam” had emailed her. The charges state that the individual in the pictures was sporting the same attire as the man in the bar’s security footage. Additionally, detectives discovered a bar receipt from the shooting night that included Ramirez’s identity.

Statement from Hohn’s family:

According to a statement released by her family on Tuesday, Hohn, formerly Milles, was born in Alaska, raised in the Spanaway-Graham neighbourhood of Pierce County, and graduated from Spanaway Lake High School.

She raised her son Lucas, 14, on her own and “was always a ray of sunshine to all who knew her,” according to the family.

The statement reads, “We mourn a beloved daughter, sister, grand-daughter, mother, ‘auntie’ and friend, which also thanks friends, family and strangers for their support.”

However, there is outrage in the statement as well about senseless gun violence: “How is it so easy to end not only one life but two within seconds? … [We] hope that [the shooter] knows that her son’s whole world was shattered by this one senseless act. Not  only is our system broken but so are our hearts.”

Anyone with knowledge regarding his whereabouts is urged to call 911 by police. He is regarded as dangerous and armed.


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