BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gregory Ramos’ name has been coming up more and more, and not for good reasons.
32-year-old Freddie Dizon was shot and killed at the Anchor Bar restaurant on May 20. Sources tell News 4 that Ramos, 24, was the getaway driver that night.
Just days later, on May 24, police arrested Ramos on a completely unrelated matter. He was accused of running from the law in a high speed chase in Grand Island.
During the chase, prosecutors say Ramos threw a bag of cocaine from his car window, which struck an officer’s vehicle. He is also accused of throwing a black bag with a handgun from his window, shattering another driver’s rear window.
A toll collector said Ramos drove at approximately 100 MPH through a toll booth during the pursuit.
Ramos fled into a wooded area after losing control of his vehicle, according to prosecutors. Members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office say he called them shortly to say his vehicle was stolen by an unknown person in Niagara Falls. He was taken into custody shortly after that.
Friday, prosecutors announced that Ramos was facing more charges. Authorities charged him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
In a statement, prosecutors listed Ramos as a member of the FEB Gang — a group with a history of drug trafficking, firearms possession and violent crime.
An investigation into another May incident revealed that Ramos assaulted a woman in Buffalo and threatened her life, according to prosecutors. Before he left the scene, Ramos was accused of taking a handgun.
If Ramos is convicted of the new charges, he could spend a maximum sentence of life in prison and pay a $1,000,000 fine.