Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On January 26, 2020, at about 12:40 A.M., Oxnard police officers along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the 3200 block of Sycamore Street for a reported stabbing victim. When officers arrived, they located 24-year old Carlos Alberto Murillo lying on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds. EMS arrived on scene and began emergency life saving measures. Unfortunately, Murillo succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Oxnard Police Department Major Crimes Investigators responded to the crime scene and assumed the investigation. Major Crimes Investigators worked in conjunction with investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit (VCU), Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), and the Ventura County Combined Agency Task Force (VCAT) on this case. These investigators worked tirelessly and quickly to identify and locate the suspect in this case.
During this week-long investigation, Major Crimes Investigators gathered sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for Librado Ruiz Rojo for the murder of Carlos Alberto Murillo. Rojo was arrested without incident at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the City of Oxnard. Rojo will be held at Ventura County Jail with a bail of $500,000.
Although Rojo has been arrested for the murder of Carlos Murillo, Major Crimes Investigators will continue to investigate this case. This is not believed to be a gang related murder. The motive is still under investigation.
Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link: https://oxnardpd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/3200sycamorest. All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system. Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information.
The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.
Investigators are asking the public to come forward if anyone has witnessed this incident. The public is asked to contact Detective Jeff Kay (805) 385-8174.
Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.