DATE: July 5, 2022, at 1:30 P.M.
SUBJECT: Oxnard Man Arrested for Shooting Death that left Two Others Wounded
LOCATION: 3075 Saviers Road, Oxnard, CA
VICTIM: Adrian Sandoval, 21 Years Old, Oxnard Resident – Deceased
Diego Mares, 19 Years Old, Oxnard Resident – Injured
Arkangel Childs, 24 Years Old, Ventura Resident – Injured
SUSPECT: Willis Nichols, 19 Years Old, Oxnard Resident
CONTACT: Edgar Fernandez, Sergeant
(805) 385-7763 | edgar.fernandez@Oxnardpd.org
Detectives with the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit have made an arrest in the shooting death of 19-year old Oxnard resident Adrian Sandoval. Detectives arrested 19-year old Willis Nichols, an Oxnard resident, and charged him with the murder of Sandoval. Nichols was also charged with shooting and injuring two other men.
On March 12, 2022, at 9:38 P.M., Oxnard police officers responded to 3000 block of Saviers Road regarding a shooting. Officers found Adrian Sandoval suffering from a single gunshot wound. Unfortunately, Sandoval succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also discovered that 19-year old Diego Mares of Oxnard, and 24-year old Arkangel Childs of Ventura had both been shot. Both were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit, along with detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and officers with the Special Enforcement Unit, along with members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, worked tirelessly and diligently to uncover evidence that led to the arrest of Willis Nichols.
Nichols was arrested by detectives on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and is being charged with murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Ventura County Main Jail on two-million-dollar bail.
Investigators are encouraging anyone who was present at the event and may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Justin Songer (805) 385-7680. The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link: https://oxnardpd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/3075saviersroad
All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system. Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information.
Also, anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department's website:www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE/ TIME: 7/5/22, 3:42 P.M.