News release - 8/14/2012

Published 8/14/2012 (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:  Officer Involved Shooting
DATE/TIME:  08/14/12 12:43 pm
LOCATION:  300 Block South H Street
PREPARED BY:  Scott Whitney, Assistant Chief
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Sergeant Alex Rangel (805)385-7631
alex.rangel@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
On 8/14/12, at about 12:43 pm, a passing motorist notified the Oxnard Police Department that there was a man with a gun, in the street, in the 300 block of South H Street. Officers arrived on scene within one minute and saw the suspect pointing a gun to his head. The suspect ran from the officers and into a nearby residence. The officers heard a gunshot and didn’t know if the suspect shot himself or someone else.
 
The suspect quickly came back within view and confronted the officers. The suspect held a gun to his head and challenged the officers to shoot him. The suspect challenged the officers and pointed a firearm at them in a threatening manner. The officers fired at the suspect, striking him. He was treated by emergency medical personnel and transported to a local hospital where he died.
 
No officers or members of the public were injured. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
 
As is standard procedure for officer-involved-shootings, the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  08/14/12 6:30 pm



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