News Story


Deputies Arrest Suspect for Attempted Murder in Shooting Investigation
9/13/2014 7:45:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Attempt Murder Arrest

Report Number:



1000 Block of Collins Drive, El Rio

Date & Time:

9/11/2013 @ 1620 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Headquarters Patrol, Sheriff's Gang Unit, Camarillo SED

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

City of Residence


 (S) Bobby Medina

 (S) Gerald Silva


El Rio

El Rio




On 9/11/2014, at about 1620 hours, Sheriff's deputies from the Headquarters Station and the Sheriff's Gang Unit responded to reports of a shooting near the 1000 block of Collins Drive in the area of El Rio. The initial call indicated a male victim was shot at and fled the scene holding his neck. 


Sheriff's deputies and detectives located the victim. He had suffered superficial wounds to his face and neck which did not require medical treatment. Several witnesses were contacted and Sheriff's Gang Unit detectives quickly identified Bobby Medina, a resident of El Rio, as the suspect.  Medina is on probation for narcotics violations.


Detectives from the Sheriff's Gang Unit located Medina at his residence and arrested him for possession of a controlled substance shortly after the attempted murder.  As the investigation progressed, additional evidence suggested that Medina was in fact the suspect in the attempted murder.  A search warrant was served at Medina's residence and several items related to the shooting investigation were seized. 


Medina was ultimately booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and prohibited person with a firearm / ammunition.  Medina's bail amount is set at $525,000.


On 9/13/14, members of the Sheriff's Gang Unit and Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail conducted search warrant services and probation searches in the El Rio community pursuant to the attempt murder investigation. During the searches, two firearms were seized, including one believed to be used in the shooting. 


During one of the searches, Gerald Silva was arrested for various weapon and gang related offenses. Silva is a documented criminal street gang member.  Silva was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility with his bail amount set at $105,000.


The investigation is on-going.  Detectives are seeking possible witnesses to the crime or anyone with knowledge of the crime.


Prepared by: 

Detective Doug Gojkovich #4377


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Jarrod Foote #4423 @ 805-654-3509



Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).