News Story


El Rio Unincorporated Area - Homicide
10/29/2012 11:40:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Homicide - El Rio Unincorporated Area

Report Number:



Salem Ave. @ Cortez St.

Date & Time:

October 26, 2012 @ 9:47 P.M.

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes-Homicide

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

City of Residence


(V) Male




A shooting occurred in the El Rio unincorporated area.  An injured male victim was discovered by Sheriff's deputies at the intersection of Salem Ave. and Cortez St.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The investigation is continuing.


At about 9:47 p.m., the Sheriff's Communication Center received 9-1-1 calls of a male subject down in the street. Deputies and Fire/Ambulance arrived at the scene shortly after.  The victim was treated at the scene for an apparent gunshot wound.  The cause of the death has not been determined.  An autopsy is pending. 


Sheriff's Homicide detectives are handling the investigation.  The victim has not been identified at this time.  Anyone with information about this crime can report it to Sheriff's Homicide at (805) 384-4730.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Capt. Don Aguilar

Media Release Date:

October 27, 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).