News Story

 

Murder in Unincorporated Area Near Ventura
7/23/2014 10:15:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Murder

Report Number:

RB# 14-16690

Location:

100 Block of Holt Street (Ventura Unincorporated)

Date & Time:

July 23, 2014 @ approximately 12:45 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Patrol / Major Crimes

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

(V) Morris, Devin

(S) Lovette, Howard

Ventura

Ventura

25

18

Narrative:

At approximately 12:45 a.m., deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the 100 block of Holt Street in the unincorporated area of Ventura.  A fight between two male subjects led to the victim being fatally stabbed.  The victim, Devin Morris, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Major Crimes Detectives conducted numerous interviews and searches, ultimately leading to the identification and arrest of Howard Lovette for the homicide.  Lovette was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a bail of $500,000.00.

 

Anyone with information about the investigation is encouraged to call Major Crimes, Detective John Gleason at (805) 384-4727.

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Denise Sliva

 

Media Release Date:

July 23, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John Gleason, (805) 384-4727

John.Gleason@ventura.org

 

 

 

Approved by:

Commander Brent Kerr

 






 

VenturaCounty Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leadsto the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for thiscrime.  The caller may remainanonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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