News release - 8/15/2013

Published 8/15/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Arrest of Homicide Suspect
DATE/TIME: August 15, 2013 2:00 P.M
LOCATION: 251 South “C” Street
VICTIM(S): Edwin Herrera, 19 years of age
SUSPECT(S): Carlos Eduardo Hernandez, 21 year old Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams, Major Crimes
Detective Jeff Kay, Major Crimes 805-385-8174,

DETAILS: On August 15, 2013 at approximately 2:00 P.M, Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit arrested 20 year old Carlos Eduardo Hernandez of Oxnard for the murder of Edwin Herrera.  Hernandez was later booked into Ventura County Jail for murder.  Hernandez’s bail is set at $4,000,000. 

Herrera’s murder occurred in the 2000 block of San Benito Street, on February 29, 2012.  Members of the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit have been actively investigating this murder since the night it happened.  Investigators suspect that the crime was gang motivated but don’t believe the victim was a gang member. Oxnard Police are continuing to investigate this crime and additional arrests are likely.  Members of the public are asked to call Detective Jeff Kay at 805-385-8174 with any information.        
In addition to this arrest, the Oxnard Police Department’s task force, that was formed to address several unsolved homicides in the Lemonwood neighborhood over the last several years, has made arrests on four additional homicide cases.
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  08/15/13 1600 Hours. 

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