UPADTE: The night of December 25, 2022, El Paso Police department responded to an emergency call to investigate a murder at the 3700 block of Truman in Northeast El Paso.

A woman had called reporting she had been stabbed. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman now identified as 79-year-old Irma Ramirez, with multiple stab wounds on her body. She was rushed to a local hospital by fire medical services but later died from her injuries.

On December 26, 2022 the Crimes Against Persons detectives got an arrest warrant for a man named Gabriel Ramirez in connection with the murder.

Later that day, CAP was called by westside patrol to investigate a death at the 500 block of Gregory. When investigators arrived, they found a man (later identified as Gabriel Ramirez) bleeding profusely on a homeowner’s front yard. He had suffered lacerations on his neck and wrists. Officers at the scene requested medical assistance from fire medical services, and Ramirez was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

During the investigation, officers discovered that Ramirez had stolen the victim’s car from the scene of the murder on Truman Street on December 25. Inside the car, they found the body of 24-year-old Kathia Rosales.

On December 31, 2022, Gabriel Ramirez was released from the hospital and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility. He was charged with capital murder and has a $1,500,000 bond.

Kathia Rosales’ family set a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Christmas night in Central El Paso.

The incident happened a little after 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 along the 3700 block of Truman.

Police say a woman in her late 70s was stabbed and later died at a local hospital.

Detectives are working to identify a motive and come up with any leads and a suspect. But they do believe the public is not in any danger.

Anyone with any information about this crime is urged to call the police department at its non-emergency number at (915) 832-4400 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477.