News Story


Drive By Shooting - Murder
6/25/2015 7:10:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Drive By Shooting -  Murder

Report Number:



400 Block of Lemar Ave, Unincorporated Area of El Rio

Date & Time:

June 23, 2015 / 9:30 P.M.

Unit(s) Responsible:


Ventura County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau and Gang Unit

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

City of Residence


(V) Mark Perez (DECEASED)

(V) Male Victim #2







On June 23, 2015, Ventura County Sheriff's Office patrol units were dispatched to St. John's Regional Medical Center for two gunshot victims who arrived at the hospital by a private vehicle.  Based on the victim's injuries, they were both transported by ambulance to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment.


The preliminary investigation revealed the victims were outside of a residence and were involved in a verbal argument before the shooting occurred.  Victim Perez passed away from his injuries.  Victim #2 remains hospitalized in stable condition.


The investigation is on-going.  Detectives are seeking possible witnesses to the crime or anyone with knowledge of the crime.  If anyone has information please contact Detective Marco at 805-384-4739.


If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the GANG TIP HOTLINE 1-888-58GANGS or email your information to




Prepared by:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre


News Release Date:

June 25. 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre

805-384-4730 /




Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith



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).