Press release - Homicide

Published 8/18/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Homicide
DATE/TIME: August 17, 2010 10:25 PM
LOCATION: 2000 Block of San Jose
VICTIM(S): 21 year-old Oxnard, resident (name withheld pending notification of next of kin)
SUSPECT(S): Rene Ramos 23 year-old Oxnard, resident (photo attached)
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): 2001 Chevy Impala Tan in color, CA license 6KRJ476
LOSS: None
PREPARED BY: Major Crimes Sergeant Terry Burr
Det. Adam Wittkins (805) 385-7649


On 8-17-10 at around 10:25 PM, officers responded to a call of a shooting victim. Upon officers arrival they located the victim in front of a residence. Medical personnel attempted to revive the victim with negative results.

Witnesses told officers that the suspect and victim had a physical altercation and during the fight the victim was shot. The victim attempted to run into the residence for help when he collapsed from his injuries. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

At around 7:30 AM officers from the Special Enforcement Team surrounded the suspect’s residence on San Gorgonio and started to make verbal contact with the occupants. By 11:30 the team entered and cleared the residence with the assistance of the Ventura County Bomb Squad. The suspect was gone; he had fled in his vehicle possibly last night.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in this homicide. The suspect photo is attached, he should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see this suspect or vehicle you are asked to call 911. If you have information about the incident please call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070. You can remain anonymous by calling Ventura Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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