News release - 3/5/2012

Published 3/5/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT Burglary, assault with deadly weapon, shooting into an inhabited dwelling
DATE/TIME March 4, 2012 at 9:34 p.m. 
LOCATION 1100 block Poplar Street, Oxnard
SUSPECT(S)     Three Hispanic males, 18-20
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631 monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org

On March 4, 2012 at about 9:30, three men entered a residence in the 1100 block of Poplar Street through an unlocked door. One of the suspects confronted the resident (victim) with a handgun. Two of the suspects, the victim and the victim's brother struggled over the gun. The victim and his brother were able to fight off the suspects and lock them out of the residence. One of the suspects then fired into the residence several times. The suspects left in an unidentified vehicle. No one in the residence was hurt by the gunfire. The victim is a 28-year-old male. At the time of the incident, there were four other adults and one child in the home.

The victim described the suspects as three Hispanic males between 18 and 20 years old. The motive for the assault is not yet known. Oxnard PD has interviewed several witnesses at the residence and nearby residences. Investigators are currently working several leads.

If anyone has information on this incident they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective Cody Collet at (805) 486-6228. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email. 

 

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