GoFundMe for Odessa man shot in head while saving woman

32-year-old Ricky Ramirez tells CBS7 that he can’t hear out of his right ear, and his jaw is wired shut
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 3:48 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - An Odessa man is recovering after he was shot in the head while saving a woman from an attack last weekend. Ricky Ramirez was dropping a friend off at the Woodcrest Apartments early Sunday morning, when the incident occurred.

“Her boyfriend showed up and went upstairs to where she was, and started beating her,” Ramirez said. “When I heard him beating her, I ran upstairs to try to save her. This guy had enough chance to pick up his gun and shoot me. I was just trying to protect my friend.”

The boyfriend, Isaiah Lara, then took off and was later arrested by Odessa Police.

“I go shot right here,” Ramirez said, pointing to his temple on the right side of his head. “It went through. Some of the bullet is still lodged somewhere in my jaw.”

The 32-year-old Ramirez said he can’t hear out of his right ear, and his jaw is wired shut. Doctors say it will take about a year for him to fully recover.

Still, Ramirez said he wouldn’t hesitate to help that woman again, or anyone else who was in danger.

“What type of a man or gentleman would I be if I were to allow this?” he asked. “I just did what I thought was right, and what I’ve been taught my whole life.”

The GoFundMe to help pay for medical bills can be found here.

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