Press release - Commercial Burglary, Officer Involved Shooting

Published 5/24/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Commercial Burglary, Officer Involved Shooting
DATE/TIME: 05-24-2010, 0510 hours
LOCATION: 3400 block of W. Fifth St, Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Timothy Chacon, 31 years, Oxnard Resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Jim Seitz, Homicide Supervisor


On 5-24-2010 at approximately 0507 hours, two officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to a call of an “audible alarm from a business” that is located in the 3400 block of W. 5th St. When the officers arrived they noticed a broken front window to the business. One of the officers moved to the rear of the building while the second officer covered the front. The officer who went to the rear of the building reported that he heard movement coming from inside of the business. Around this time, the second officer reported seeing a subject inside the front side of the business.

A door at the rear of the business suddenly opened and the suspect was confronted by the officer. The officer, who had drawn his weapon, ordered the suspect out of the business and to raise his arms. The suspect refused to comply with the officer’s commands, and went back into the business, closing the door behind him. The suspect opened the door several more times, continuing to refuse to comply with the officer’s orders to show his hands to the officer. It appears that once the suspect realized that the officer was by himself in this location, the suspect charged directly at the officer in an aggressive manner, rather than flee in a direction that would have better allowed him an opportunity to escape. Weighing the circumstances and fearing for his life, the officer shot the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No weapon was found in the suspect’s possession.

The officer, who was not injured, was placed paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

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