News Story


Gross Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
12/28/2015 9:56:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Gross Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

Report Number:



In the area of Heatherton Drive and North Greentree  Drive, Somis

Date & Time:

12/27/2015 @ 1349 hours.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes

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

City of Residence


(V) Male Adult





On December 27, 2015, the victim was working in an orchard near his residence. While working in the orchard, the victim was struck one time by a bullet fired from an unknown suspect(s). The victim was flown to Los Robles Hospital by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit with a non-life threatening injury. 


Sheriff's Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are seeking the public's assistance with this investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Chips at (805) 384-4737 or Detective Lopez at (805) 384-4723


Prepared by:                         

Detective Matthew Curtin


News Release Date:




Media Follow-Up Contact:



Approved by:

Sergeant Ron Chips (805) 384-4737

Detective Jose Lopez (Spanish Media)

(805) 384-4723


Captain Curt Rothschiller





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).