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‘It’s self-defense’ claims Yvonne Ramirez, 19, who fatally shot beau Joshua McKinney on New Year’s Eve, as he tried to recover guns she stole from him

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Yvonne Raquel Ramirez has been charged with murder in the shooting of Joshua McKinney on Dec 31 in Baytown, Texas
Ramirez, 19, claims she shot McKinney in claims self-defense after fatally shooting beau who was trying to re​cover guns she allegedly stole from him
Witness said McKinney held a gun to Ramirez’s head after she allegedly demanded $2,000 in exchange for the weapons she took 
Initially Ramirez told investigators that the gun fell and fired and struck McKinney
Later she changed her story and said she seized the weapon and fired in self-defense
Cops arrested the suspect shortly after
Yvonne Ramirez 2.jpgYvonne Ramirez has been charged with murder in the shooting of Joshua McKinney, after a date on New Year’s Eve

A 19-year-old Texas woman fatally shot the man she was dating on New Year’s Eve when he tried to recover the guns she had stolen from him, according to police and news reports.
Yvonne Ramirez, who was also shot, is claiming self-defense in the slaying of Joshua McKinney on a Baytown street, but Harris County Sheriff investigators did not find her story convincing and charged her with murder.
Prosecutors revealed that mother-of-one, Yvonne Raquel Ramirez established a plan to rob Joshua McKinney of his guns. The two recently met and had been spending time together. After she stole the guns, she allegedly demanded $2,000 in exchange for the weapons’ return. The two met off Mizell Street. That’s when things went south.

Yvonne Raquel Ramirez and Josh McKinney 1.jpegYvonne Raquel Ramirez, [left] of Baytown had recently met Josh McKinney [right], a military academy graduate who was planning on joining the marines

A witness told cops that McKinney held a gun to Ramirez’s head after the $2,000 ransom demand  in exchange for the stolen weapons, KTRK reports. McKinney allegedly, also had grabbed her by the neck, according to the witness.
The witness heard gunfire as she ran to call for help, according to the station.
McKinney was later found dead, and Ramirez was found with a shoulder wound. She told investigators that the gun fell and fired and struck him, according to the station. She later said she had seized the weapon and fired in self-defense.
Another witness said Ramirez tried to manipulate the victim’s body, and prosecutors said she also stole the dead man’s wallet.
However, prosecutor JoAnne Musick countenanced the wallet theft when she  told the Baytown Sun that “I’m not sure where KTRK may have received that.”
“(Ramirez) has not made an appearance in court yet,” she told the newspaper. “As such, we are not at liberty to comment on anything that is not public.”
The shooting took place at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 31. Ramirez is being on $50,000 bond and will appear in court on Wednesday.

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