News Story


Thousand Oaks - Hyatt Hotel Shooting Suspect Arrested
5/16/2014 5:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Westlake Hyatt Hotel Shooting Suspect Arrested

Report Number:

RB# 14-6837


880 South Westlake Boulevard, Thousand Oaks CA

Date & Time:

05/15/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit, Los Angeles Police Department

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

City of Residence



(S) Damien Estes

Los Angeles





On 05-15-14 at approximately 10:00 AM, investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested Damien Estes for the shooting that occurred at the Westlake Hyatt Hotel back on 03-27-14.


The arrest was the result of an extensive investigation that started immediately after the shooting where approximately one hundred deputies and the Sheriff's SWAT team originally responded.


Estes was arrested near his home in Hollywood, CA with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Search warrants were served at two locations and evidence related to the crime was seized.  Estes was booked into the Ventura County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.  His bail is currently set at $80,000 dollars pending his arraignment in Superior Court.



Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


Media Release Date:

May 16, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Det. Mike McConville at (805)494-8222 or (805)947-8109



Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



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).