Press release - Shooting

Published 8/6/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Shooting
DATE/TIME: 8/5/10 1829 hours
LOCATION: 900 block of South Ventura Road
VICTIM(S): 31 year old Oxnard resident
19 year old Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): (S1) Samuel Garcia 5/9/90
(S2) Raymond Morales 3/29/84
(S3) Hispanic male, early 20’s, 5-8, 160, black hair, goatee, wearing a black shirt with a long sleeve undershirt, and black jeans
(S4) Hispanic male, early 20’s, wearing dark clothing
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams


On 8/5/10 at approximately 1829 hours Oxnard Police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Ventura Road regarding a shooting that had just occurred. When officers arrived they located two victims that had sustained gunshot wounds. One of the victims had sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm and the other victim had sustained two gunshot wounds to his left hand. Both victims were transported to VCMC where they treated for their injuries and later released.

Sergeant Amon, who was enroute to VCMC to check on the condition of the victims, located the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Mills and Main Street in the City of Ventura. Sergeant Amon conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. When the vehicle stopped three of occupants fled from the vehicle. Three of the occupants fled from the vehicle while one occupant stayed in the vehicle. One of the suspects that fled from the vehicle was located and arrested. The two suspects that were arrested were identified as Samuel Garcia (5/9/90) and Raymond Morales (3/29/84). Both suspects were charged with various felony charges.

Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit are actively looking for the two outstanding suspects. If you have any further information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Marostica at (805) 486-6228 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 385-8255.

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