Shooting Claims a Life In South Oxnard

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Editor’s Note: This is the 13th homicide in the city.

On December 8, 2019, at about 3:37 A.M., Oxnard Police Department Patrol officers were in the area of the Southwinds Neighborhood when they heard a series of gunshots.  Officers began to check the area and were flagged down by a bystander regarding a subject on the ground.  The victim was found lying in the alley of the 5300 block of Perkins Road suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded and sadly pronounced him at the scene.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is currently on scene conducting the investigation. Investigators are 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 individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.

Investigators are asking the public to come forward if anyone has witnessed this incident. The public is asked to contact Detective Miguel Serrato (805) 385-7688.

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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