Co-defendant in shooting death of SAPD Officer Robert Deckard pleads guilty

Jenevieve Ramos, 28, was driving getaway car when Deckard was hit, police say

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Max Massey - Reporter/Anchor

SAN ANTONIO - Jenevieve Ramos, a co-defendant in the fatal shooting of San Antonio Police Officer Robert "Bobby" Deckard, pleaded guilty in court on Monday morning.

Ramos was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Deckard was shot to death by Shawn Puente during a high-speed chase from San Antonio into Atascosa County back in December 2013, officials said.

Ramos, 28, and her boyfriend Puente were both suspects in an armed robbery that took place in San Antonio. Authorities say Ramos was driving the getaway car as Puente fired at Deckard, who was chasing the pair in his patrol car.

A single shot penetrated the windshield of the patrol car, striking Deckard in the head and causing him to crash into a tree, according to police. He died 13 days later after being placed on life support.

Puente was found guilty of killing Deckard in April of 2018 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Ramos had been charged with capital murder.

Officer Doug Greene, a spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department, said Ramos' guilty plea finally closes the chapter of justice for the Deckard family.

"Situation like this, it's challenging, it's hard. And they haven't been alone for one second through all of this. They're very grateful and their pleased with the sentence, and they're ready to move on with their lives," he said. "They have the right to be angry at the situation. But instead of choosing hate, they chose love, and that's a testament to the type of person officer Deckard was and the family he was raised in."

Shawn Ruiz Puente, 32, and Jenevieve Ramos, 28, were arrested following a shootout with police and are facing capital murder charges.

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