On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at approximately 2:15 pm, Modesto Police responded to the Liberty Book Store (Adult Store) at 1030 Kansas Avenue for reports of a female injured lying behind the front counter.
Officers arrived and located 38-year-old Cinnamon Eades with gunshot wounds.
Eades was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. MPD’s Violent Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation that led them to arrest 20-year-old Favian Ramirez of Modesto.
The investigation revealed Ramirez made a purchase at the book store and then shot the clerk, Cinnamon Eades, before grabbing an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and leaving the business.
Ramirez was driving a vehicle that belonged to a local used car dealership that he was test driving. With the cooperation of the used car dealership, Ramirez was identified.
MPD’s Detectives, SWAT, and other specialized units located Ramirez leaving a residence in Ceres, California.
Ramirez saw Police units and fled from the vehicle. A perimeter was set up and they located Ramirez in the area of Pleasant and Central Avenues in Ceres.
Favian Ramirez was arrested and charged with murder and robbery.
There is no bail set for Ramirez.