News Story


El Rio - Armed Robbery and Attempt Murder of a Police Officer
5/7/2012 10:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Armed Robbery and Attempt Murder of a Police Officer

Report Number:



2900 Block of Vineyard Ave. Oxnard

Date & Time:

05/05/12 @ 8:40 PM

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Suspect Jose Luis Ortiz




On 05/05/2012 Ortiz entered a business in the 2900 block of Vineyard Ave. Ortiz displayed a hand gun and demanded money from the clerk. After receiving the money, Ortiz exited the store and fled the area as police were being called.


An Oxnard City Police Officer responding to the area saw Ortiz standing near a parked vehicle on Cortez street. As the officer attempted to contact Ortiz, Ortiz began shooting at the officer. Ortiz was quickly disarmed and taken into custody with the help of the officer's K-9 partner. Ortiz was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained by the K-9 during the arrest. Neither the officer nor his K-9 partner received any injuries.


Ortiz was arrested for Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder of a Police Officer.  


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Joe Evans, Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Eric Buschow (805)947-8129

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright


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).