News Story


Gunshot Victim
5/22/2016 10:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Gunshot Victim

Report Number:



14000 block of Santa Paula / Ojai Rd., Santa Paula

Date & Time:

05/22/2016 @ 10:20 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Major Crimes Bureau

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

City of Residence       Age

(D) Owen, Aleric

(S) Owen, Peter

Santa Paula                  50

Santa Paula                  23



The Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau is conducting an investigating into the shooting death of the decedent, which occurred in the 14000 block of Santa Paula / Ojai Rd., Santa Paula. 


On May 22, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Deputies responded to a gunshot victim in 14000 block of Santa Paula / Ojai Rd., Santa Paula.  Upon the arrival of deputies and medical personnel, they determined that the victim, Aleric Owen had suffered a fatal injury. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics and medical personnel.   


The Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau responded and conducted a thorough and exhaustive investigation.  It was determined that the victim had sustained a fatal gunshot wound. The victim's son, Peter Owen, was subsequently arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF) on suspicion of Homicide, a violation of Penal Code /187(a).


Prepared by:

Sergeant Mark Gillette


News Release Date:

May 22, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Mark Gillette (805) 384-4727


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).