News release - 11/20/2011

Published 11/20/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Port Hueneme PD officer involved shooting
DATE/TIME:  November 19, 2011 at 10 p.m.
LOCATION:  900 Redwood Street, Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Jose Luis Ramirez, 1/6/1993, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY:  Commander Mike Adair, Oxnard PD
 Monica Munoz, Community Affairs Manager/PIO Oxnard PD 805-385-7631
Chief Kathleen Sheehan, Port Hueneme PD, 805-986-6530

UPDATE:   The name of the suspect in this case is Jose Luis Ramirez 1/6/1993. He is a resident of Oxnard and is being treated at Ventura County Medical Center. Ramirez is a documented gang member. The vehicle in this case is a reported stolen vehicle.

At nearly 10 p.m. on November 19, 2011, a Port Hueneme Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a possible stolen vehicle in southern Oxnard. The vehicle was occupied by a lone male occupant.  The suspect stopped the vehicle in the 900 block of Redwood Street in Oxnard.  The suspect rapidly accelerated his vehicle in the officer’s direction and an officer-involved shooting took place. The suspect was struck by police gunfire and transported to the hospital for medical care. No officers were injured during the confrontation.
Oxnard police officers did not fire at the suspect  Oxnard PD is handling the shooting investigation because it took place in our jurisdiction.
At the time of this press release the suspect was in critical condition at Ventura County Medical Center. The suspect’s name is not being released pending the notification of family members.
If anyone has any information about the incident, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7600 or Detective Mike Young at (805) 385-7606.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  November 20, 2011 at 1:45 a.m. / updated at 3 p.m. on Nov. 21

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