February 16, 2024 — Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced that Eduin Hernandez-Ramirez, age 24, of Honduras, was sentenced on February 15, 2024, by the Honorable Brent L. Whiting on a felony Aggravated Battery charge related to a Christmas Day shooting that occurred in Caldwell in 2022.

Mugshot of Eduin Hernandez-Ramirez

Eduin Hernandez-Ramirez

Judge Whiting sentenced Hernandez-Ramirez to seven (7) years fixed, followed by 13 years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of 20 years in prison. Hernandez-Ramirez will serve at least seven (7) years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Judge Whiting also ordered Hernandez-Ramirez to submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, have no contact with the victim for a period of 30 years, and pay a $5,000 civil penalty.

Hernandez-Ramirez was arrested after an investigation by Caldwell Police revealed he shot a man in the 3100 block of Village Green Street on Christmas morning. Hernandez-Ramirez, who was known to the victim, got into a verbal altercation with the victim, at which point he shot the victim with a firearm. After the shooting, Hernandez-Ramirez left the scene. He was arrested on December 27 in Parma.

“This was a senseless act of aggression and violence that very nearly killed a man,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor. “The victim spent over four months in the hospital recovering from the shooting and his life will be forever changed due to the actions of the defendant. There is no doubt that Hernandez-Ramirez belongs in prison.”

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; The American Dream. A dream that was devastated by Mr. Hernandez-Ramirez on Christmas Day, 2022. I promised our community on Christmas Day that Mr. Hernandez-Ramirez would be brought to justice for his cowardly actions when he tried to deprive an Idahoan of his American dream, while celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. I am so proud of our investigators who worked diligently to make certain this case was prosecuted successfully to ensure this man enjoys his new home in the state prison, where he will never be able to steal Christmas from another family again! Caldwell is safer with this predator behind bars,” said Rex Ingram, Caldwell Chief of Police.