News release - 12/10/2012

Published 12/10/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Suspect arrested for the 2011 murder of Gabriel Madrigal 
DATE/TIME:  December 30, 2011 2:50 PM
 December 10, 2012 12:30 PM 
LOCATION:  Ninth Street at Hobson Way, Oxnard 
VICTIM(S):  Gabriel Madrigal, 29 year old Oxnard resident 
SUSPECT(S):  Jose Amaro, 32 year old Oxnard resident 
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Christopher Williams, (805) 486-6211 
 Sergeant Christopher Williams, (805) 486-6211 

On December 30, 2011 at approximately 1450 hours, officers were dispatched to 1500 block of W. Fifth Street, regarding a shooting victim. When officers arrived they located 29-year-old Gabriel Madrigal who had been shot. It was also determined that the shooting had taken place on Ninth Street at Hobson Way. Madrigal was seated in a vehicle when the shooting occurred and was driven to Fifth Street where emergency medical personnel were summoned. The victim was transported to Ventura County Medical Center where he underwent extensive surgery. Unfortunately the victim did not survive his injuries.
After a yearlong investigation, Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department arrested 32-year-old Jose Amaro for the murder of Gabriel Madrigal. Although the suspect is a documented gang member, investigators do not believe the incident was gang motivated but rather a dispute over a relationship. Amaro was in custody at the Ventura County Jail on an unrelated felony charge. Amaro’s bail amount has not been set.
The City of Oxnard offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspect(s) in homicide cases. 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 submita tip via text or email.
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  December 10, 2012 1:20 PM


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