News release - 6/10/2013

Published 6/10/2013 (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: Homicide (Update)
DATE/TIME: 05/04/13 0730 hours
LOCATION: 600 block of South “D” Street
VICTIM(S): Guadalupe Ruelas, 54 year old Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Juan Benitez, 39 year old Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams, 805-385-7763 christopher.williams@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective Ken Tougas, 805-200-5669 ken.tougas@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On 5/4/13 at approximately 0730 hours, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South “D” Street to check the well-being of a two people in a vehicle. When officers arrived they located a female in her fifties and a male in late thirties. Both subjects had suffered a gunshot wound and were unresponsive. Both subjects were pronounced dead by emergency responders.
 
UPDATE:
 
During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that Ruelas and Benitez were in a dating relationship and for unknown reasons, Benitez shot and killed Ruelas as she sat in her vehicle, which was parked a few houses away from where Benitez lived. After shooting Ruelas, Benitez shot and killed himself.
 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  06/06/13, 1500 Hours



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