OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|September 23, 2018, at 02:35 a.m.
|Intersection of Fifth Street and Meta Street, Oxnard
|Jorge Gonzalez Tejada 23 year-old, Hispanic male
|Sergeant Scott Aaron (805) 385-7763|
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Sergeant Scott Aaron (805) 385-7763
Commander Sharon Giles (805)385-7620
On September 23, 2018 at approximately 2:35 a.m., Officers responded to a call for service regarding an injury traffic collision in the intersection of Fifth Street and Meta Street. When officers arrived, they located Jorge Gonzalez Tejeda lying in the intersection. Mr. Tejeda was transported by ambulance to the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) where he ultimately passed away from complications due to his injuries.
When investigators took over the investigation, the circumstances surrounding Mr. Tejada’s death were initially suspicious. After several weeks of investigating this incident, investigators now have enough information to establish this incident as a homicide. Investigators discovered that Mr. Tejeda was involved in an altercation minutes before he was found in the intersection of Fifth Street and Meta Street. It is believed that the altercation started in the west alley of the 600 block of South Oxnard Boulevard next to El Miramar Bar nightclub.
Based on the area where the altercation began, investigators believe there are several people that witnessed the altercation that occurred in the west alley of the 600 block of South Oxnard Boulevard.
Investigators have learned that Mr. Tejeda was intentionally struck by a white Jeep Cherokee sports utility vehicle at the intersection of Fifth Street and Meta Street. The Jeep Cherokee fled the scene after the collision. The vehicle has been recovered, but there is not an identified suspect at this time.
This is the 13th homicide of the year in the City of Oxnard.
Investigators are also encouraging anyone who video recorded or photographed all or part of this incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators through the following link: https://oxnardpd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/fifthandmeta. You can provide the video or photographs and remain anonymous.
The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.
Investigators are asking the public to come forward if anyone has witnessed this incident. The public is asked to contact Detective Miguel Serrato (805) 385-7688. You can also provide valuable information and remain anonymous by calling 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 to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: October 9, 2018, at 04:00 p.m.