News Story


Ventura Ave. Unincorporated Area - Deputy Involved Shooting
9/8/2013 9:25:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Officer Involved Shooting

Report Number:



Ventura Avenue @ Fraser Lane, unincorporated area north of the city of Ventura

Date & Time:

Sept. 7, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

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

City of Residence


(S) Unidentified Male


Early 20's


A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon after he attacked a deputy and tried to take her firearm.


The Sheriff's Office had received a call that the suspect was walking in the middle of Ventura Avenue, shouting and waving his hands.


When a deputy arrived at the scene, the suspect would not respond to anything the deputy said. An independent eyewitness at the scene said the suspect physically attacked the deputy and punched her in the face, nearly knocking her to the ground. The suspect then tried to grab the deputy's firearm and threatened to kill her.


Injured, bleeding, and fearing for her life, the deputy drew her firearm and shot the suspect, who later died at a local hospital. The suspect's identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:


Sgt. Eric Buschow

Media Release Date:

Sept. 7, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow  (805)947-8129

Approved by:

Capt. Chris Dunn