Saticoy | Ventura Teen Stabbed in Suspected Gang Related Incident

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release 

A Ventura resident was stabbed in Saticoy during what is believed to be a gang-related incident.

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, deputies were summoned to the 1200 block of Los Angeles Avenue in the unincorporated community of Saticoy, in reference to a stabbing. Headquarters Patrol deputies, as well as investigators from the Sheriff’s Gang Unit and Major Crimes Bureau, responded to the incident. Preliminary investigation indicates that three Hispanic male suspects approached an 18-year old victim and the victim’s 17-year old friend in the area of Los Angeles Avenue and Azahar Street. One of the suspects made threatening statements and remarks consistent with gang ideology. This same suspect then brandished a knife and continued to verbally threaten the victims.

Upon seeing the suspect with the knife, both victims attempted to run away and they were immediately chased by all three suspects. The 17-year old victim managed to escape assault/injury and fled the scene unharmed. Meanwhile, the three suspects caught up with the 18-year old victim and attacked him in the area of Los Angeles Avenue and Violeta Street. The victim sustained stab wounds during the assault and was later treated at Ventura County Medical Center. The victim’s wounds were determined to be non-life threatening and the victim was discharged from the hospital later that evening.

During the investigation, one juvenile suspect who resides in Saticoy was arrested for weapon and drug violations and later lodged at the Juvenile Justice Center. Investigators are still trying to determine if this suspect played a role in the attack.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is strongly encouraged to contact Detective J. Lopez with the Sheriff’s Gang Unit at (805) 654-3548 or Detective R. Skaggs with the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau at (805) 384-4725.

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