News Story


Fillmore - Arrests Made in Gang Shooting
12/28/2014 2:37:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Drive By Shooting Arrests

Report Number:



Fourth Street and B Street, Fillmore, Ca

Date & Time:

December 27, 2014 / 2135 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department, Sheriff's Gang Unit, Major Crimes Bureau

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

City of Residence



(V) 18 year old victim


(S) Christian Castenada

(S) Steven Cortez

(S) Ricardo Magana



Santa Paula

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The Fillmore Police and Fillmore Fire Department were dispatched to a call of a gunshot victim.  The victim told police he was walking with his brother in the area of Fourth Street and B Street when they were confronted by suspects in a vehicle who began shooting at them.  The victim and his brother were able to run away.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Shortly after the shooting, a vehicle lost control and crashed in the area of Old Telegraph Road and SR-126.  The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested after it was discovered the vehicle was stolen from the city of Ventura.  The investigation determined the three occupants of the vehicle were responsible for the earlier shooting and were fleeing the area when they lost control of the vehicle and crashed.


The three suspects were arrested and booked for 664/187 PC (attempted murder), 10851(a) VC (stolen vehicle) and 186.22 PC (street terrorism) into the Ventura County Jail ' Pre Trial Detention Facility.  All three will be arraigned on 12/31/14 at the Ventura County Superior Court.  The bails are set as following:


Steven Cortez: 1,010,000.00

Christian Castenada: $510,000.00

Ricardo Magana: $520,000.00


The Sheriff's Gang Unit is conducting follow-up investigation on the case.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Doug Gojkovich at 805 765-0627.





Prepared by:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre



News Release Date:

December 28, 2014


Media Follow-Up Contact:

 Detective Doug Gojkovich 805 765-0627



Approved by:

Captain Renee Ferguson



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).