News release - 5/17/2012

Published 6/4/2012 (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 Stabbing 
DATE/TIME May 17, 2012 at about 3:30 p.m. 
LOCATION 1300 block Fremont Way 
VICTIM 25-year-old male, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY Det. Mike Johnson 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631 monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org

On 5/17/12 at about 3:30 p.m., Oxnard police officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Fremont Way regarding a stabbing victim.
 
Oxnard police officers arrived on scene and were unable to locate the victim. The victim was later found to have been transported by a private party to St. John's Hospital. Officers contacted the victim and additional witnesses at the hospital. Officers were advised that several subjects initiated contact with the victim and a confrontation occurred. During the confrontation, gang slogans were shouted out and the incident escalated into a stabbing. The suspects then fled. The incident appears to be gang related and an investigation is continuing.
 
Investigators believe there are numerous witnesses to this incident. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to Detective Mike Johnson at (805) 385-7645.  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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