News release - 6/27/2013

Published 6/27/2013 (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: Death not Caused by Assault (update)
DATE/TIME: June 23, 2013 at approximately 0200 hours
LOCATION: 400 block West Hueneme Road 
VICTIM(S): Miguel Antonio Hernandez-Gomez, 26 year old Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): N/A
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Alex Arnett
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective Gordon Currie, (805) 200-5682
gordon.currie@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
On 6/23/13 at approximately 0200 hours, Oxnard police officers responded to an assault victim at 441 West Hueneme Road. When officers arrived they contacted a Hispanic male that stated he was the victim of a battery. According to this victim, an unknown Hispanic male punched the victim once in the face and fled.
 
Officers also noticed second Hispanic male at the scene that was unconscious and in need of medical attention. It was unclear at the time if this second Hispanic male, later identified as 26 year old Oxnard resident Miguel Hernandez-Gomez, was the victim of an assault. Gomez was in critical condition and rushed by ambulance to Saint John’s Hospital then transported to the Ventura County Medical Center. Gomez was placed in the Intensive Care Unit, but unfortunately Gomez died on 6/24/13 at approximately 2230 hours.
 
An autopsy was performed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office on 6/25/13. The result of the investigation and autopsy indicated that Gomez was not the victim of an assault. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office is awaiting toxicology reports before making an official ruling on the death.
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  6/26/13 at 12:30 p.m.



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