On March 23rd, 2022, at about 0024 hours the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of shots fired in the area of Scottsdale St and Jasper Av. Responding officers arrived within minutes of the call and saw a male suspect matching the description provided by witnessed. The suspect fled from officers and began to jump fences into the backyard of residences.
Simultaneously officers received information that a female victim had been dropped off at the Ventura County Medical Center suffering from a gunshot to the arm.
Officers pursued the suspect on foot as the suspect ran into a residence that was determined to be his. The suspect gave up after 45 minutes of negotiating and was taken into custody without further incident.
The subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect had confronted two male individuals who were inside a private community pool after hours. An argument ensued with a verbal exchange. The suspect left after the argument.
The two male individuals left the pool area and were returning to their vehicle to leave. They arrived at their car and the suspect was standing near the door of the vehicle. Another argument ensued as the two individuals were prevented from leaving by the suspect. The female victim, who was familiar with the two males, arrived to calm the situation down. A scuffle broke out between the three males and the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired one round striking the female bystander.
The suspect was booked into Ventura County Jail for attempted murder and is being held on $510,000 bail. The victim remains in Ventura County Medical Center receiving treatment for her non-life-threatening injuries.
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VENTURA POLICE DEPARTMENT • 1425 DOWELL DR. • VENTURA, CA 93003 • 805-339-4400