Two arrested in connection with Farmersville killing

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Erik Lopez-Ramos, Joel Lara are arrested after allegedly shooting and killing Paulino Corral last Sunday

FARMERSVILLE – Tulare County Sheriff Deputies found and arrested two suspects in connection with a killing and rollover accident on Sunday.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were called to a rollover traffic accident in the area of Road 156 and Avenue 280 in Farmersville. When they arrived on scene, deputies found the driver, Paulino Corral, 23, dead inside the vehicle. Evidence at the scene showed a shooting had occurred before the traffic accident. Detectives with the homicide unit took over the investigation.

Erik Lopez-Ramos
20 years old

On Monday, April 26, detectives identified Erik Lopez-Ramos, 20 and Joel Lara, 19, both from Farmersville, as men responsible for shooting Corralo. According to the department, during the course of their investigation, Detectives learned Lopez-Ramos and Lara had gotten into an argument with Corral at a business in Visalia on Sunday afternoon, and followed him to the area of Avenue 280 and Road 156 where the shooting occurred.

Joel Lara
19 years old

Detectives found both suspects at a home in Visalia, where they were arrested and booked on Homicide charges. They are being held without bail.

This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case encouraged to contact Detective Dave Gutierrez or Sergeant Bryan Clower with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 559-733-6218, or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting 559-725-4194 or through email at [email protected].

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