News release - 11/19/2013

Published 11/19/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Shooting Victim, last night
DATE/TIME: 11/18/13 at approximately 2100 hours
LOCATION: 100 block Eliza Court / 5100 block Columbus Place
VICTIM(S): Diego Espinoza, 18 year old Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Unknown
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Alex Arnett
Detective Jeff Long or (805) 486-6506

DETAILS: On 11/18/13 at approximately 2100 hours, Oxnard police officers responded to the La Colonia neighborhood after hearing numerous shots being fired. Emergency police dispatchers also received numerous calls reference shots being fired in the 100 block of Eliza Court.

Officers arrived on scene and located a shooting victim, Diego Espinoza, laying on the walkway north of Eliza Court. Espinoza was shot once in the left knee and transported to the Ventura County Medical Center. His wound is not life threatening.
Based on information provided to the police, officers began looking for a suspicious vehicle in the area of the shooting. Specific information about the vehicle was broadcasted to other patrol officers in the area. With the public’s assistance, a possible suspect vehicle was located in the 5100 block of Columbus Place.
Investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, and the Oxnard Police Department SWAT team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. No arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.
If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Detective Jeff Long at (805) 486-6506.  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 to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  11/19/13, 1615 hours

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