Press release - Assault with Deadly Weapon

Published 4/12/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Assault with Deadly Weapon
DATE/TIME: 4/9/2010 at 2303 hours
LOCATION: 100 block of North D Street
VICTIM(S): 40 year-old Hispanic male, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Antonio Ortiz, 33 years, of Oxnard
PREPARED BY: Cmdr. Tom Chronister
Detective Roger Garcia


On 4/9/10 at about 2303 hours, officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to a call of a shooting victim in the 100 block of North D Street. Upon arrival, officers found the injured victim in the common hallway of an apartment complex. Witnesses advised the suspect had entered an apartment in the complex after injuring the victim and was armed with a handgun.

A perimeter around the apartment building was quickly established and emergency medical services personnel were escorted by officers into the hallway to extricate the victim. Nearby apartments were evacuated.

Several witnesses told officers the suspect had gotten into a fight with the victim during which the suspect pulled out a handgun, struck the victim with the handgun grip and fired the weapon either in the air or at the victim several times.

The suspect was located inside of one of the apartments and was positively identified by several witnesses. He was arrested without incident. The victim sustained minor head wounds in this incident. The suspect was eventually booked into the Ventura County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

If anyone witnessed this incident, they are encouraged to call Detective Roger Garcia at 805-385-7788 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS or text “BUSTED” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).

An investigation is continuing

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