News Story


Officer Involved Shooting in Fillmore
1/31/2013 12:15:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Officer Involved Shooting

Report Number:



700-block of Blaine Avenue

Date & Time:

Jan. 30, 2013 / 4:45 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

 Fillmore Police Department / Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

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

City of Residence


(S) Unidentified Male





A 33-year-old Fillmore resident was shot and killed during an armed confrontation with deputies Wednesday afternoon.


Deputies responded to a call of a man with a gun at Mountain Vista Elementary School. The caller described the suspect in detail and said he had a chrome handgun in his waistband. The caller also described the vehicle the suspect was driving and gave a license plate.


Deputies located the suspect, who was armed and standing outside his residence in the 700-block of Blaine Avenue. Deputies confronted the suspect at gunpoint and ordered him to drop the gun. The suspect ignored their orders and fired the handgun. In response to his actions, a deputy shot the suspect.


The suspect was transported to Ventura County Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Detectives are continuing the investigation.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

Media Release Date:

Jan. 30, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129

Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn