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Shooting of pregnant woman is ‘an assault on us all’; search for ex-boyfriend continues

A manhunt is underway in the Bay Area for 26-year-old Ricardo Colindres, who is wanted for shooting a pregnant woman in the head, police said.
A manhunt is underway in the Bay Area for 26-year-old Ricardo Colindres, who is wanted for shooting a pregnant woman in the head, police said.
(Pacifica Police Department)

A manhunt is underway for a Bay Area man whom police say shot his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the head last month.

The U.S. Marshals have joined the search for Ricardo Colindres, 26. The Pacifica Police Department said Colindres disappeared after trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend at 8:10 a.m. April 27 at the Casa Pacifica Apartments before shooting her in the head. A $2,500 reward is being offered for his arrest and conviction.

“An assault like this on a member of our community is an assault on us all,” said Don O’Keefe, U.S. marshal for the Northern District of California. “The fact that Ms. Johnson was eight months’ pregnant makes this act even more heinous, and only increases our resolve in bringing the perpetrator to justice.”

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KGO-TV identified the woman as Marissa Johnson. A Go Fund Me account was created to help her family pay for medical expenses. Johnson and her unborn child were recovering.

Colindres has not been seen since the shooting, police said.

The handgun used in the shooting has not been recovered. Law enforcement officials said Colindres is considered armed and “extremely dangerous.”

Police say he moves around, but frequents Brisbane and Las Vegas. He has family in Brisbane, Lodi and Burson.

He was driving a silver 2003 Toyota Corolla with license plate 6CGN644.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.

veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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