Press release - Officer Involved Shooting

Published 12/20/2010 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting Update
DATE/TIME: 12/19/2010 @ 1524 hours – Sunday
LOCATION: 1200 Block Domingo Place, Oxnard
VICTIM(S): Officer’s Name Withheld
SUSPECT(S): Bonifasio Victor Tafolla, 7/29/1985, Oxnard
WITNESS(ES): N/A
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Major Crimes Sergeant Terry Burr
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Det. Sonia Sanchez (385-7663)
soniasanchez@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

Oxnard Police Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired inside a residence in the 1200 Block Domingo Place, Oxnard. Responding Officers encountered family members of Bonifasio Victor Tafolla outside the home. Bonifasio was inside the home with a firearm. He fired the weapon and was confronted by Officers who were standing outside the home. Shots were fired.

Bonifasio exited the home from a second floor window and was taken into custody by Officers without further incident. It appears that Bonifasio had sustained an injury to one of his hands from the shooting. The suspect was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon and exhibiting a firearm in a threatening manner in the presence of a police officer. Investigators recovered several weapons from the residence.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave which is normal for such incidents.

An investigation is continuing.

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