News release - 7/24/2012

Published 7/24/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Shots fired 
DATE/TIME July 23, 2012 at 6:19 p.m. 
LOCATION Juanita Avenue and Cooper Road - Colonia Park 
SUSPECT(S) Pompeyo Diaz De Leon  1/4/77
Ariana Pacheco 8/2/93
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On July 23, 2012 at 6:19 p.m. Oxnard PD officers responded to Colonia Park located at Juanita Avenue and Cooper Road regarding calls of shots fired. Officers contacted several witnesses and the description of the suspect vehicle was broadcast to all on-duty staff. 
At 6:27 p.m., officers with the Special Enforcement Unit stopped a vehicle they believed to be the suspect vehicle and observed a weapon partially concealed inside. A witness from the original scene was taken to the location of the traffic stop and positively identified one of the occupants as being involved in the incident at Colonia Park.
Pompeyo Diaz De Leon (1/4/77) and Ariana Pacheco (8/2/93) were arrested for discharging a weapon in a reckless manner and numerous firearms violations. Diaz De Leon was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license. No one was hit by gunfire during the incident at the park.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 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 to submit a tip via text or email.


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