|DATE/TIME:||July 19, 2017 at approximately 7:35 PM|
|LOCATION:||1300 block of West Guava Street, Oxnard|
|VICTIM(S):||Albert Salazar, 24 year old Oxnard resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Sharon Giles, Interim Commander
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Detective Steve Ramirez (805) 385-7760|
(OXNARD, Calif) –
On July 19, 2017, at approximately 7:35 PM, Oxnard Police Officers responded to a shooting victim inside a vehicle which had been driven to the police department’s parking lot at 251 S. C St., Oxnard. The police officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. The victim was identified as 24 year old Albert Salazar. Salazar was placed in an ambulance and transported to the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). Unfortunately, Salazar died at the hospital.
Just minutes prior to Salazar’s arrival at the police station, Oxnard Police Dispatch Center received calls of shots fired west of Durley Park. When officers responded to the area they located a crime scene in the 1300 block of West Guava Street. Officers confirmed that the victim was shot in this area.
Detectives with the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Violent Crimes Unit responded to both scenes to take over the investigation. The motive for the murder is unknown, but gang motivation has not been ruled out.
This is Oxnard’s eleventh homicide of the year.
The Oxnard Police Department is requesting the Community’s assistance. The City of Oxnard offers a $10,000.00 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction in homicide cases. If you have information about this homicide, or any of the recent homicides, please contact Sergeant Brett Smith at (805) 486-6211, or Detective Steven Ramirez 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 20, 2017 at 9:30 am.