|INCIDENT:||Oxnard Police Arrest Homicide Suspect|
|DATE/TIME:||July 22, 2017 at approximately 11:15 AM|
|LOCATION:||Intersection of Third Street and “A” Street, Oxnard|
|VICTIM(S):||Albert Salazar, 24-year-old Oxnard resident|
|SUSPECT(S):||Jonathan Zambrano, 27-year-old Oxnard resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Mike Johnson, Sergeant
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Detective Steve Ramirez (805) 385-7760|
(OXNARD, Calif) –
Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department have arrested a suspect in the murder of 24-year-old Albert Salazar.
On July 19, 2017, Salazar was shot in the 1300 block of West Guava Street. Shortly after the shooting occurred, Salazar was transported by a private party to the parking lot of the Oxnard Police Department, where responding officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. Salazar was placed in an ambulance and transported to the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). Unfortunately, Salazar died at the hospital.
Detectives with the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Violent Crimes Unit responded to both scenes to take over the investigation. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify 27-year-old Jonathan Zambrano as the person responsible for Salazar’s death.
From the onset of the investigation, detectives worked diligently and persistently to obtain sufficient evidence against Zambrano to arrest him for the murder of Salazar. Working closely with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Zambrano two days after Salazar was murdered.
On July 22, 2017, at approximately 11:15 AM, detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit observed Zambrano in a vehicle in the area of Third Street and “A” Street in the City of Oxnard. The detectives, along with officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), made contact with Zambrano and the female driver of the vehicle, where they were both taken into custody without incident. Zambrano was arrested for his outstanding warrant related to Salazar’s murder and the female driver was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Zambrano is currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail for murder. Zambrano is currently on CDC parole and is ineligible for bail.
Major Crimes Detectives will continue to investigate the murder of Albert Salazar. If you have information about this homicide, Detective Steven Ramirez can be contacted at (805) 385-7760. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can still provide valuable information to detectives by calling the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: July 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm.