In Memory of Ken Ramos

Police confirm former MLB player shot wife, then self
by Sarah Grasmick
The Pueblo (CO) Chieftan
May 19, 2016


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New details emerged Thursday about Sunday's murder-suicide of a former Major League Baseball player and his wife.

Kenneth Ramos, 48, shot Lisa Ramos, 47, twice and himself once in their basement, according to autopsies.

The firearm discovered near the couple was purchased about a month prior to the incident, according to a press release from the Pueblo Police Department.

"Through investigation, detectives learned that Mr. and Mrs. Ramos had been having marital problems, some of which were witnessed by neighbors," the press release indicated.

At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to 9 Ironbridge Lane on a report of a shooting. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ramos was well-known in the Pueblo community as a baseball player and coach.

A standout at East High School, he played for Otero Junior College and the University of Nebraska. He was drafted in 1988 by the Chicago Cubs, but did not sign. He did sign with the Cleveland Indians as a free agent, and ended up with the Houston Astros, playing in that organization's minor league system.

He did reach the major leagues in 1997, playing in 14 games. He retired in 1999 at the age of 30.

He returned to Pueblo and coached the Central High School baseball team from 2000-03.

He was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

His wife Lisa Lynn LeBlanc graduated from Canon City High School and magna cum laude from the University of Colorado.

She had been employed by the state of Colorado as an accountant for the past 20 years.


Pueblo couple in suspected murder-suicide ID'd
by Ryan Severance
The Pueblo (CO) Chieftan
May 16, 2016

The married couple who were found dead in a Belmont home Sunday have been identified.

Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter identified the man and the woman as Kenneth Ramos, 48, and Lisa Ramos, 47.

Sgt. Ken Espinoza of the Pueblo Police Department said it's suspected that Kenneth Ramos shot his wife then shot himself inside the home, which is located in a northern Belmont neighborhood east of Jerry Murphy Road.

The two were found in the home by a family member about 3 p.m. Sunday.

Kenneth Ramos was well-known in the Pueblo baseball community. He had a lengthy minor league career and also played briefly in the majors.

The circumstances that led up to the incident are unclear, but a neighbor of the couple told The Pueblo Chieftain on Sunday that just shortly after 3 p.m., she heard a woman screaming.

The neighbor also said she was frightened by an incident involving the couple that occurred recently.