News release - 6/18/2013

Published 6/18/2013 (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: Shooting Update
DATE/TIME: 6-16-13, 1158 hours
LOCATION: 4500 Block of Syracuse Drive
VICTIM(S): Name Withheld, 39 years old, out of county resident
SUSPECT(S): Eduardo Zarate Farias, 40 year old Oxnard resident
WITNESS(ES):  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams, Major Crimes
805-385-7763, christopher.williams@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective Ken Tougas, Major Crimes
805-200-5669 ken.tougas@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On 6/16/13, at 1158 hours, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 4500 Block of Syracuse Drive re: shots fired. Officers arrived and found a male shooting victim. That victim had been shot numerous times and was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive. Another male was found deceased inside a motorhome, next to the residence.
 
UPDATE:
During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that both subjects were cousins and for unknown reasons, Eduardo Farias shot his cousin multiple times as they were inside a friend’s motorhome. After shooting his cousin, Farias shot and killed himself. Investigators are still attempting to establish a motive. The firearm used in this incident has been recovered.
 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  6/18/13 / 1500 hours



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