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    Oxnard | Second Arrest in the Murder of 17 Year Old Juvenile

    Oxnard Police Department Incident Press Release

    Victor Andrew Aguiar

    On September 14, 2019, at about 10:45 P.M., 17-year-old victim, Peter Morales was shot and killed in the City of Oxnard. Investigators worked tirelessly for months to uncover evidence and identify those responsible for the death of the 17 year old. On December 18, 2019, Oxnard Police Department investigators had gathered enough evidence to arrest the first suspect, Jose Dimas, a 21 year old Oxnard resident, for the murder of Morales.

    Major Crimes investigators continued to work diligently on this case and were able to identify an additional suspect responsible for the death of Peter Morales. Today, Oxnard Police Department Major Crimes investigators arrested a second suspect, Victor Andrew Aguiar, a 25 year old Oxnard resident, for his involvement in the murder of Peter Morales. Aguiar is currently in custody for another unrelated crime. 

    Major Crimes Investigators worked in conjunction with investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit (VCU), Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), Cyber Intel Unit, Ventura County Combined Agency Task Force (VCAT), Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Marshall’s Office.

    Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Ken Tougas (805) 200-5669.  Investigators are also 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: 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 any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.

    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:, 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: to submit a tip via text or email.

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