Oxnard | Stabbing Incident, Suspect Arrested

Oxnard Police Department Incident Press Release

Jesus Martinez, 22-Year-Old Oxnard Resident

On 02/16/2020, at approximately 5:49 p.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of South “C” Street in reference to a stabbing victim. When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old male victim who was suffering from numerous stab wounds to his upper body.  Officers located a possible suspect a few blocks away.  The suspect, Jesus Martinez, was later positively identified by the victim as the person who stabbed him.

Investigators from the Oxnard Police Department Violent Crimes Unit responded to assist. Based on preliminary information, it appears that the victim and an additional 21-year-old Oxnard resident were involved in a fight.  During the fight, Jesus Martinez intervened and stabbed the victim several times. 

Martinez was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and was transported to the Ventura County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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 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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