Oxnard Police Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect

DATE: August 23, 2021, 1600 hours

LOCATION: 1500 block of Crawford Street, Oxnard, CA

SUSPECT: Genaro Cortes, 35 Year Old, Oxnard Resident

VICTIM: Uriel Barrera, 26 Year Old, Oxnard Resident

CONTACT: Edgar Fernandez, Sergeant (805) 385-7763 | [email protected]

The Oxnard Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in the shooting which occurred on August 19th, 2021, in the 1500 block of Crawford Street. Officers responded to a shooting victim, Uriel Barrera, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Barrera was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries and died.

The suspect fled the scene prior to officer arrival. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Genaro Cortes, a 35 year old, Oxnard resident, black hair, brown eyes, 5-07, 200lbs. Cortes fled the scene in a white 2000 Chevrolet Utility Truck, California license plate 6L29406. “Full House Plumbing” in blue lettering on doors. Pictures attached.

Cortes is wanted in connection with this homicide. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Detectives are also asking 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/1500crawfordstreet 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.

Also, investigators are encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Ken Tougas (805) 200-5669.  Also, 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.

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