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Suspects sought in fatal Phoenix shooting

Ramiro Ortega (left) and Julio Gonzalez Valenzuela are shown. (Phoenix Police Department)

Police are searching for two men who are suspected of killing another man on Dec. 20.

According to police, David Lopez Banuelos was shot during an altercation that involved the purchase of drugs. Banuelos was found by police and taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

While investigating the scene, officers received word that a second victim, who was not identified, was dropped off at a local hospital by Julio Gonzalez Valenzuela, who then fled the area.

Police believe the second suspect, Ramiro Ortega, was shot during the altercation but managed to get away.

Valenzuela drives a 2003 Dodge pickup with Arizona plate 51FB40. Ortega drives a 2004 Nissan 350Z with pink wheels with Arizona plate OFBP33.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at (602) 262-6141 or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS.

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