Ventura, CA | Shooting & Arrest


On 7-21-21 The Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a shooting victim at Simpson St and Ventura Av. Responding officers arrived on scene and located a 20-year-old male victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

Ventura Fire and AMR ambulance arrived and transported the victim to the Ventura County Medical Center.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was east of Ventura Av on Simpson St when he was shot at numerous times and was struck once in the torso.

The victim is currently at the Ventura County Medical Center in critical condition. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Detective Espinosa at 805-339-4497


During the investigation, the Ventura Police Department had processed the crime scene for evidence and had served numerous search warrants which led to the development of the suspect in this case. Brian Torres of Ventura (12/26/82) was linked to the crime and a warrant was sought for his arrest.

On 7-29-21, The Ventura Police Department was notified by the Laramie Police Department in Wyoming that they had apprehended Torres after they had received a call of a suspicious subject at a laundromat. He was subsequently booked into Laramie County Detention Center in Wyoming awaiting extradition back to California.

Incident: Shooting With Arrest

Location: Simpson St east of Ventura Av

Date/Time Occurred: 7-21-21 0330 hrs

Officer(s) Involved: Patrol, Major Crimes Detectives, VFD

Suspect(s): Unknown

Report #: 21-47322

The complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online at If you have any information about this crime, you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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