Contact: Watch Commander, (805) 339-4416
Release Prepared by: Commander Rick Murray
Incident: Attempted Murder Arrest
Location: 500 Block of Santa Clara St
Date/Time Occurred: 11-18-21 0042 hours
Officer(s) Involved: Patrol, Detectives
Suspect(s): Armando Garcia 12-13-90 Ventura Resident
Report #: 21-76573
On 11-18-21 at about 0042 hours the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a subject screaming for help at California St and Thompson Bl.
Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from a single stab wound to the throat. Ventura City Fire and AMR Ambulance were summoned to the scene and the victim was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery for a life-threatening injury.
Ventura Police Detectives began to investigate the stabbing and took countless hours attempting to locate potential witnesses or video evidence of the crime. Based on physical evidence, witness, and victim statements investigators identified Armando Garcia as the suspect.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in an altercation at Santa Clara parking structure when the suspect got upset and stabbed the victim one time in the neck. The suspect fled from the location as the victim ran for help.
On 12-6-21 Ventura Police Department detectives located Armando Garcia and arrested him for an arrest warrant related to this case.
Garcia was booked into Ventura County Jail for attempted murder. The victim has since recovered from his injury.
Garcia has prior arrests for assault with a deadly weapon with gang enhancements, felon in possession of a deadly weapon, an additional arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online at www.venturapd.org If you have any information about this crime, you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.