Woman Arrested For Killing Shop Keeper in California in 1993
March 25, 2022
DEWEY, Oklahoma—Rayna Elizabeth Hoffman-Ramos, 61, was arrested last week in Oklahoma for killing a California shop owner back in 1993. Investigators used new “forensic technology” to solve the cold case, according to police.
Hoffman-Ramos is currently awaiting extradition to the Bay Area to be charged in the fatal shooting of Shu Ming Tang.
Tang, a Taiwanese immigrant, was shot in the chest while working at his family-owned San Carlos business, the Devonshire Little Store, on April 26, 1993, according to the New York Post.
“Mr. Tang was a husband, a father, and a friend who came to the United States to provide a better life for his family,” San Carlos Mayor Sara McDowell said at a Thursday press conference.
“His death shook the community of San Carlos and has remained a topic of discussion over the years.”
According to officials, a woman was seen leaving the store after the “robbery gone wrong” back in 1993. However, California detectives didn’t get a break until the case was reassigned in 2018, reports The Post.