News release - 11/25/2011

Published 11/25/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Attempted Murder (Firearm)
DATE/TIME:  November 24, 2011 at 11:58 PM
LOCATION:  2300 block of Farragut Ct.
VICTIM(S):  31 year old Oxnard resident, name withheld pending notification of next of kin
SUSPECT(S):  Antonio Garcia, 43, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Christopher Williams
 Cody Collet (805) 486-6228

On November 24, 2011 at about midnight, Oxnard Police officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Farragut Ct. in regards to several shots being fired in the area. When they arrived they contacted the victim who was uninjured. The victim told officers that he was standing outside of his residence when Antonio Garcia, a 43 year old Oxnard resident, approached him. A confrontation occurred between Garcia and the victim. During the confrontation, Garcia’s 15 year old son arrived and tried to diffuse the situation. During the confrontation Garcia pulled out a gun and shot at the victim several times. The victim fled into his residence and waited for police to arrive. No one was injured in the shooting.
During the investigation, officers developed information as to where Garcia might be. The Oxnard Police Department’s SWAT Team responded and with the assistance of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, checked a residence in the 1900 block of Kepler Drive. Garcia was not located at that residence. A search warrant was written and served at the residence and numerous items of evidentiary value were seized. Because this is an active investigation, detectives are not releasing information on the items seized. 
A short time later, Garcia’s attorney contacted the Oxnard Police Department and arranged for Garcia to turn himself in. Garcia was arrested at the Oxnard Police Department and booked into the Ventura County Jail for attempted murder.
The motive for the attack is not known at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Collet at (805) 486-6228 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.



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