A man who allegedly fatally shot his brother has been charged with first-degree manslaughter.
Rafael Ramos Quiroz, 31, was charged in Tuesday’s shooting in Spanaway that killed his brother Octavio Ramos, 21. He’s being held in lieu of $1 million bond.
“I just shot my brother, man,” Rafael Ramos Quiroz said after the shooting, according to investigators, and asked whether his brother was “going to make it.”
The two brothers lived with their parents and one other brother at the residence where the shooting occurred.
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Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Kathleen Proctor gave this account in charging papers:
Ramos Quiroz was drinking and socializing with his two brothers and two friends inside the residence. Octavio Ramos was getting ready to leave for work when he exchanged words with his brother.
Ramos Quiroz got a revolver from his bedroom, came into the living room and shot his brother just above the eye.
Responders found the brother breathing but unconscious and took him to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. He died Wednesday.
Ramos Quiroz was arrested at the scene.
“Arresting deputies noted the odor of intoxicants coming from his person,” Proctor stated.