When 18-year-old Bryan Ramirez stepped outside to take a break with a friend while on duty a Georgia Texico gas station, no one realized it would be his last. As Ramirez sat on a picnic table outside of the store, 19-year-old Talon Lowery pulled up in his truck behind him, pulled out a rifle, and shot Ramirez in the back. Ramirez was killed instantly.
Police say that at this time they suspect that the murder may have been random and they have no reason to believe that the two teens knew one another before Lowery callously took Ramirez’s life. As police investigated the scene, phone calls to the station began to roll in.
Friends and former classmates of Lowery reported that he had recorded the cold-blooded slaying and posted it to Snapchat. “To put up something like this on social media then to distribute it is unusual,” Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Wilbanks told Fox 5 News.
Investigators were able to locate Lowery at his place of residence along with the suspected murder weapon. Officials say they are still trying to piece together the motive behind the murder or whether Lowery had any accomplices.
Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-6879. Lowery is currently being held at the Hall County Jail as the investigation continues.