News release - 4/26/2014

Published 4/26/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Handgun) Arrest
Battery Arrest
DATE/TIME: 04-26-14, 0148 Hours
LOCATION: Ruby’s Café, 300 Block South Oxnard Blvd
VICTIM(S): 26 year old male Oxnard resident
23 year old female Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Sergio Castro, 22 year old Oxnard resident
Hector Salcedo, 26 year old Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Jack Kujawa, 385-7600
Sergeant Alex Arnett, Violent Crimes Unit, 385-7600

On the above date and time, an Oxnard Police Department patrol officer was in the area of the above location when he observed a fight break out between two different groups who were leaving the bar.  He further observed one of the subjects, later identified as Sergio Castro (DOB 9/19/91), produce a handgun and fire a shot.  The officer immediately confronted and disarmed Castro without incident.  Multiple officers responded to the location to assist and several other subjects were detained.  During the investigation, officers learned that Castro was striking the male victim on the head with the handgun when it discharged.  The male victim had moderate head injuries from being struck multiple times with the handgun, but no gunshot wound.  He was treated at the scene but declined to be transported to the hospital via ambulance.  Castro was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and numerous other weapons violations involving an Ex-Felon being in possession of a firearm.  Hector Salcedo (DOB 12/19/87), who was an associate of Castro’s, was also arrested for battering a female victim during the same incident.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, please contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740. 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:  4-26-14, 0408 Hours

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