Press release - Officer’s name released in Officer Involved Shooting

Published 12/29/2010 (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’s name released in Officer Involved Shooting

DATE/TIME:  

12/19/2010 @ 1524 hours – Sunday

LOCATION:  

1200 Block Domingo Place, Oxnard

VICTIM(S):  

Officer Dave Lacara

SUSPECT(S):  

Bonifasio Victor Tafolla, 7/29/1985, Oxnard

WITNESS(ES):  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY:  

Major Crimes Sergeant Terry Burr

CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 

Det. Sonia Sanchez (385-7663) soniasanchez@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS: 

On Sunday Oxnard Police Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired inside a residence in the 1200 block of Domingo Place, in the Oxnard, which resulted in an officer involved shooting.

 

During the investigation police learned that the suspect had threatened a relative inside the residence with a weapon prior to officers being called. Once the police arrived at the scene, the suspect leaned out of a second floor window with a gun. The suspect subsequently fired one gunshot and Officer Dave Lacara fired his weapon at the suspect. The suspect sustained a minor injury to his hand either prior to or after the shooting.

 

The suspect was arrested and is being held at the Ventura County Jail. The officer is currently on administrative leave as it is normal procedure for such incidents. The investigation is continuing.



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