'Joker' faces up to 120 years in prison

GREELEY – A jury has convicted a 31-year-old gang member known as the "Joker" in a May 2013 crime spree that began with a drive-by shooting on 10th Street and 23rd Avenue and ended with a high speed chase on Fourth Street in Greeley, where police discovered him with a stolen Dodge Durango full of methamphetamine, plastic bags and digital scales.

Joe Ramirez faces 16 to 120 years in prison for attempted murder, illegal discharge of a weapon, engaging in a riot, possession of methamphetamine and first degree assault, according to the Weld County District Attorney's Office. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 18.

Ramirez has also been convicted in a shooting at a local park on May 13, 2013 where a juvenile was shot in the knee.

His trial lasted for seven days.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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