Ramone Smaller faces 10 felonies from shootouts connected to St. Paul gang feud

Categories: Crime, Gangs
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Ramone Smaller's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Cop Ruby Diaz had relationship with gangster, allegedly funneled him money in prison

Around 3:22 a.m. last October 24, a St. Paul home on the 800 block of Carroll Avenue lived in by two sisters, one 72 and the other 69, was sprayed by at least 18 bullets. The sisters said they had no idea why they were targeted, though neighbors later told them it was because the shooters wanted to kill one of the women's grandsons who wasn't living there but visited occasionally.

Then, just after midnight on October 29, a shootout involving two vehicles on West Lake Street in Minneapolis was reported, authorities say in court documents filed today. A witness said one was a Chevy Tahoe. That vehicle was later spotted driving down Interstate 94 and was pulled over near Huron Boulevard. A .40 caliber handgun was found inside the Tahoe, and the grandson who was reportedly the target of the Carroll Avenue shooting was one of its passengers.

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In connection with that shootout, two .40 caliber shell casings were found near a SuperAmerica on West Lake Street. Surveillance footage indicated the other car involved was a dark Kia Optima.

About two hours after the West Lake Street shootout, a home on the 600 block of Stryker Avenue in St. Paul was sprayed by at least 14 bullets. Later that same day, a man named Ramone Smaller had a rear window in his Kia Optima replaced at Harmon Glass in Roseville. He told a technician the "window was shot out," court documents say.

Late the next day, October 30, a witness reported seeing two cars firing at each other near Hall and Baker Avenues in St. Paul, just two blocks away from the Stryker Avenue home that was shot up the day before. A witness described one of the vehicles involved as a dark blue Kia Optima. Forty shell casings were found at the scene.

On Halloween, Smaller was arrested driving a Kia Optima. A bullet hole was spotted near the rear deck of the car. A subsequent search of his residence at 2838 Fremont Avenue South in Minneapolis (that's the address of the swanky Flux Apartments in Uptown) turned up a Glock 23 and an extended magazine for holding 30 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. A .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in the Optima stashed in a hiding place under the driver's seat.

Casings found at all of the above shooting scenes were later determined to have been fired from a Glock 23. In addition, Smaller's DNA was found on the gun, prosecutors say.

Prosecutors claim Smaller is affiliated with the Gotta Havit gang.

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27 comments
TruDat
TruDat

Gotta Havit gang? Idiots can't even come up with a decent monicker. LOL!

CaptainAmerica
CaptainAmerica

Ghetto - and some dumb cop is romantically involved in this idiot.  when will people start to realize that their destiny is at their own hands.  These filthy animals are just rats in the gutter...

Myriah Treptow
Myriah Treptow

So sad he should be acting like a man. I'm sure he's leaving a crap ton of kids. In the wind. What a looser.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Legalize pot and this goes away.   The War on Drugs puts money and guns in the hands of assholes like this.   Let's fix it Minnesota.  We are better than this.  

Tyler St Cloud
Tyler St Cloud

It bad there are probably hundreds of more just like him

John
John

2838 Freemont Ave is the address for Flux.

KennyX
KennyX

Just look at how this culture enriches our society! Ain't diversity GRAND?

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Be nice if we could just shoot him now

KennyX
KennyX

@CaptainAmerica You can thank the MN DFL for these lovely specimens of humanity. Their generous welfare programs brings these ghetto rats in from Shitcago and Gary, Indiana. 

CaptainAmerica
CaptainAmerica

@MicheleBachmann - and if you really believe that, you must be high.  Criminals will venture in to anything to make money.  Legalizing all drugs isn't going to remove crime from society.  nor will it disempower the drug cartels.. Stupid girl!

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

The good thing is, no, there are not hundreds just like him. He's about the only guy who's been caught lately involved in this many violent attacks in such a short time.  He seems to combine violence, recklessness, and access to money.  Plenty of people have two of the three, but lacking the third, they don't do all of this and we don't hear about them.

CaptainAmerica
CaptainAmerica

@John - wouldn't it be ironic if someone shot up his family..... These thugs don't give a f*ck.  I say, if they are caught, we get to prosecute his filthy animal parents too.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX You do nothing to enrich society yourself, you racist POS. You're actually lower on the totem pole of humanity than any of these people you put down. I can't wait til you're in the cell next to him.


KennyX
KennyX

@swmnguy Oh look! It's swmnguy! Our resident black-crime apologist! So what's this guy's excuse? Is he a victim of "socio-economic oppression"? LOL! Or is he just doomed to a life of crime due to the "RAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYSIS evil white man?" LOL! Stupid fucking Progressive.

KennyX
KennyX

@MNjoe And I can't wait for you to become a crime victim of that "diversity" that you cherish so much. It worked out really great for Ray Winstrad. 

KennyX
KennyX

@MNjoe Oh, and speaking of parasites of society, hi MNjoe! Are you enjoying that free Obamacare that MY tax dollars are paying for?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX @CaptainAmerica Oh, no abortion comments today Kenny? You must have actually taken your meds this morning. Keep it up!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX @swmnguy Oh look! It's KennyX! Our resident black-crime commenter. When ever his white meth-head and child-molesting pals are in the news for crimes, you don't hear a peep out of him. But let one black person make the news, there's cowardly Kenny fanning the flames of racism. LOL Stupid fucking asshole! 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX @MNjoe YOUR tax dollars? You mean someone actually gave you a job? Even if someone did, I can't believe you'd last more than a week or two once you opened your mouth. Anyway, my tax dollars pay for this too and it's a far better use of tax dollars than 2 multi-trillion dollar wars started by your party. 

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