DANBURY — “Love you and miss you bro,” David Ramos wrote on his friend Jason Hoffman’s Facebook page Friday. “God rest your soul and like your mother told me you’re at peace now... see you when I get there.”

On Wednesday, police arrested Ramos, and charged him with first-degree manslaughter in connection with Hoffman’s shooting death a week earlier in the Sterling Woods condo where Ramos lived.

Emergency personnel were called to Hancock Drive at 6:07 a.m. last Wednesday and found a man — later identified as Hoffman — with a “gunshot wound through the chest,” according to dispatch reports.

Hoffman, of Brewster, later died at the hospital, police said.

Police said the 911 call was placed by “a person at the address,” but provided no further information on the caller — other than it was not Ramos.

“During the course of the investigation, detectives developed sufficient information through interviews and evidence collection to apply for a warrant for Ramos’ arrest,” Detective Lt. Mark Williams said Wednesday.

After the shooting, Ramos, 33, posted about Hoffman’s death on Facebook at least twice.

In one post, Ramos included a photo of him and Hoffman with the caption: “I can’t believe you’re gone brother, I’ll never be the same. I miss you … love you kid…”

In a post Friday, Ramos claimed to have spoken to Hoffman’s father and shared information about Hoffman’s Sept. 10 memorial service. In that same post, Ramos wrote: “This will be a tough one to get (through).”

It is unclear what happened at the townhouse condo before Hoffman was shot.

“I don’t know what led up to the shooting,” Williams said Wednesday. He said those details likely will be released when the affidavit is unsealed in 10 days.

Police have still not said whether the handgun recovered from the scene was the weapon that killed Hoffman. Williams said he believed the gun was a .22-caliber Walther pistol.

He said that to his knowledge Hoffman was hit once, and was found inside the condominium on Hancock Drive.

Arrest warrant

No other weapons were recovered when Ramos was taken into custody Wednesday, authorities said.

The arrest warrant linking Ramos to Hoffman’s death was approved Monday, Williams said.

Ramos “eluded apprehension” until Wednesday morning, when he was found in a friend’s Scuppo Road apartment in Danbury, police said.

Ramos was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to keep prescription drugs in original container and interfering with the duties of a police officer.

He is being held on $250,000 bond pending arraignment in state Superior Court, police said.

“Investigators believe Ramos will face additional charges related to the incident as the court case moves forward and are looking into the possibility of others also facing charges related to the death,” Williams said.

Williams said he could not discuss whether Ramos made an attempt to conceal the crime.

Asked about a red sedan that was seen being towed away from in front of the Sterling Woods condo, Williams said the car did not belong to Ramos, and he was not sure why it was seized.

“They must have thought it could have contained some evidence, I imagine that would have been the purpose,” Williams said.

Carmel High School

“Our detectives did an outstanding job in following this case and making sure they had the right suspect,” said Mayor Mark Boughton. “More details will be released as soon as the individual is arraigned, but I tip my hat to the Danbury Police Department and the detectives bureau.”

Ramos is a 2004 graduate of Carmel High School, who moved to Florida around 2006 and Danbury in 2015, according to his Facebook page — which was deactivated or deleted Wednesday afternoon.

While in Florida, Ramos was arrested in the city of Clermont in 2007 and charged with battery. The misdemeanor charge stemmed from a complaint from a woman who told police he grabbed her by her arms and pushed her against a couch during a fight over a call on her cellphone, according to an affidavit.

The woman told police she got up and slapped Ramos in his face “because she felt threatened.”

The case was later dismissed, Florida court records show.

Funeral held

A memorial service was planned Tuesday for Hoffman, who had been out of jail less than a year when he was killed.

His death was the first homicide in Danbury since 2017.

Hoffman’s father thanked police Wednesday afternoon, and said his son’s wake and Wednesday funeral had been attended by nearly 100 people.

“That was awesome for a good kid,” Jeffrey Hoffman said.

“I would like to thank the Danbury Police Department, the two detectives involved did a good job, and I’m very happy and that’s about all I want to say at this point,” he said.

Staff writer Rob Ryser contributed to this story.