Manhunt Near Roosevelt Continues

Gabriel Jaramillo

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The search for a White Mountain man wanted in conjunction with a homicide continues after a massive manhunt near Roosevelt Lake Sunday turned up nothing.

Read the complete story of events in Tuesday's Roundup.

Preliminary information indicates Gabriel Ross Jaramillo, 57, fired multiple shots at Gila County sheriff deputes near the lake’s north side boat ramp Saturday night before fleeing into the forest, according to officials.

Despite a massive influx of officers from half a dozen state agencies, including helicopters from three police departments, Jaramillio remains on the run.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores said he is armed and dangerous.

GCSO Lt. Tim Scott, who is heading up search efforts near the lake, said Monday morning that officers have so far found no clues to his whereabouts or direction of travel.

On Saturday, deputies tried to pull Jamarillo over near Globe-Superior when he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle belonging to a man found dead near Big Lake, in Apache County, Friday.

When officers tried to stop Jaramillo in Globe, he reportedly fled, leading officers on a high-speed chase through Gila County.

Jaramillo crossed to the north side of Roosevelt Lake at the Bar X Crossing, Scott said.

About 11 p.m., Jaramillo stopped near the Indian Point boat ramp, opening fire on two following sheriff deputies.

Officers returned fire, disabling Jaramillo's vehicle. The officers were uninjured.

Jaramillo fled into the Tonto National Forest on foot.

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