Oxnard PD Detectives ask Public for Help Identifying Person of Interest in Azalea St. Homicide

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Detectives need the community’s assistance in identifying a “person of interest” that was seen with a homicide victim minutes before the murder.

On October 15, 2017, at approximately 2:56 a.m., Oxnard police officers responded to a call of gunshots heard in the 1300 block of Azalea Street. The officers arrived on scene and searched the area. The officers located a Hispanic male, later identified as 27-year old Guillermo Garcia, unresponsive in the alley. Garcia was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy confirmed that Garcia was shot and killed.

Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and immediately began their investigation. Detectives canvassed the area and collected surveillance footage. In the footage, detectives observed a person that was with Garcia several minutes prior to his murder. The person is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-20’s with a thin build wearing a red and white horizontally striped jacket (Refer to pictures below). Detectives believe the person in the photographs was an associate of Guillermo Garcia.

Detectives say they need to interview the person depicted in the photographs. Detectives believe the person shown in the photographs can provide valuable information that will assist with the investigation.

If you are the person depicted in the photographs or if you know the person depicted in the photographs, you are asked to call Detective Steve Ramirez at (805) 385-7760. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.


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