San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Sunday, March 20, 201612:04 a.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 11000 block of Hesperia Road in Hesperia

VICTIM: Ricky Anthony Ramirez, age 18, a resident of Hesperia

SUSPECTS: Fanguna Katetau Paul Paea, Jr., age 20, a resident of Riverside

Tevitalous Kalifitoni Fonua, age 20, age, a resident of Riverside


On Sunday, March 20, 2016, at 12:04 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to the report of shots heard in the 11000 block of Hesperia Road in Hesperia.Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, with a gunshot wound to his upper body, inside a vehicle in the parking lot.Emergency medical personnel responded and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.


Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded to the location to conduct the investigation.Through investigation, the suspects were identified as Fanguna Katetau Paul Paea, Jr., and Tevitalous Kalifitoni Fonua.Paea and Fonua were arrested, transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for PC 187 Murder and are being held without bail.They are scheduled for court on Tuesday, March 22nd in Victorville.


The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time. Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Scott Thies or Sergeant Dave Johnson at (909)387-3589.Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at


Refer: Sergeant Dave Johnson or Detective Scott Thies

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 181602013 H#2016-023

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700