Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department
R. Jason Benites
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Homicide (twelve years ago)|
|DATE/TIME:||October 10, 2002 11:00 P.M.|
|LOCATION:||1900 block North “H” Street, Oxnard|
|VICTIM(S):||Steven Anthony Lemos, Sr., 24 years, Oxnard resident|
|SUSPECT(S):||Black male, twenties, between 5’6” and 5’8” tall and about 190 lbs. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a black fitted sweater and black jeans|
|PREPARED BY:||Detective Robert Eckman, Major Crimes, (805) 385-7760, firstname.lastname@example.org|
CONTACT PERSON &
|Detective Robert Eckman, Major Crimes, (805) 385-7760, email@example.com|
DETAILS: The Oxnard Police Department is looking for the public’s help in solving this crime. Victim families learn to live on after a loss but their grief never goes away. Loved ones left behind look desperately for the answer of “why” with a hope of at least some closure.
October 10, 2014 will mark the twelfth anniversary of the unsolved murder of Steven Anthony Lemos, Sr. The shooting happened on October 10, 2002 at about 11 p.m. in the 1900 block of North “H” Street in Oxnard. Lemos was shot several times inside his residence and died later during surgery. Lemos’ wife and their one year old son were with him when he was shot but were not hurt during the incident. Lemos died just two days before his 25th birthday.
The only information available about the suspect at that time was as follows: Black male, approximate age in his twenties, between 5’6” and 5’8” tall and about 190 lbs. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a black fitted sweater and black jeans and that he may have been in the company of a female at the time of the murder.
Anonymous tips and messages have been received that lead police to believe that the suspect is known and that suspect’s friend/s or family member/s may also know the circumstances behind this homicide.
The city of Oxnard offers a $10,000 Reward for information pertaining to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this homicide. In addition, Former Governor Davis had authorized an additional $50,000 reward, and this award is still available under Governor Jerry Brown.
Anyone with information about this unsolved murder is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective Robert Eckman at (805) 385-7760. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 10/08/14 / 0800