News Story


Sheriff's Investigators Assisting with Santa Paula P.D. Officer Involved Shooting
7/29/2012 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Santa Paula P.D. Officers Involved in Shooting

Report Number:



1100 block New St., Santa Paula

Date & Time:

July 28, 2012  @ 7:45 PM

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes

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

City of Residence


Male adult




On July 28, 2012, at about 7:45 p.m., Santa Paula Police Department officers responded to a report of a subject brandishing a gun in the 1100 block of New Street.  Shortly after the officers arrived, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the police and the suspect.  The suspect suffered injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A Santa Paula police officer was struck by gunfire but did not suffer any life threatening injuires.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau and the Professional Standards Bureau are assisting with the investigation at the request of the Santa Paula Police Department.  The suspect's name has not been released.

Anyone with information to report about this incident can call Sheriff's Major Crimes at (805) 384-4727.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Captain Don Aguilar

Media Release Date:

July 29, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349

Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn



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).