Today is a sad day for the Ramirez family.
Monday, May 14 marks the one-year anniversary since , 34, of Union City.
Ramirez was shot and killed just before 11 p.m. May 14, 2011 in the middle of the 33600 block of Eighth Street. Officers responded to the scene and found Ramirez’s body lying in the driveway of a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
So far, Ramirez' murder still goes unsolved, one year later.
Though residents of the home Ramirez' body was found in front of say he had no connection to them, others say Ramirez rented a room from the family who lives there.
Ramirez reportedly told family members he was taking a walk the night he was killed.
Rose Baker, Ramirez' aunt, said tonight will be a chance for everyone to gather and remember him.
"Some of his cousins will say some words for him, remembering him after a year, and the murder is still unsolved," Baker said. "There'll be some prayers, and people talking about him. It's just a remembrance - that we lost him one year ago today."
Baker said members of the Union City Police Department plan to attend. As of press time, Lt. Ben Horner, commander of the Union City Police Department, was unavailable for comment.
"We're all just hoping we can get this murder solved," Baker added.
Ramirez' murder was followed by two other killings in the same area, the Decoto neighborhood.
Forty-nine-year-old was gunned down on the 600 block of Whipple Road on May 17, 2011, and 34, was shot on June 14, 2011 in the 4100 block of Venus Place.
So far, Hadnot's case is the only one of the three in which an arrest has been made. less than three months ago, in February. So far, to the crime.
Tonight's memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd. in Hayward at 6 p.m. The services are open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Did you know Anthony "Cookie" Ramirez? Share your memories of him in the comments.