(OXNARD, Calif) – As we near the one year anniversary of Michael Andrade’s murder, investigators with the Oxnard Police Department are again asking for the public’s help in providing any information related to the senseless murder of 22-year old Oxnard resident, Michael Andrade.
On February 28, 2015, Andrade was outside a friend’s house talking about the day’s events and his plans for tomorrow. He will never see that tomorrow because he was shot to death as he tried to flee to safety. He was an innocent victim of what appears to have been gang violence. Michael Andrade was not a gang member and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when suspected gang members fired on a group of people in the 100 block of Eliza Court. Another 22 year old neighbor was seriously wounded by the same gunfire. Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the attack but witnesses believe Andrade was mistaken for a rival gang member.
Investigators have interviewed numerous witnesses and followed several leads. Investigators believe that there are people in the community that have information that can assist investigators in identifying the suspect(s) in this case. Investigators are asking anyone that has information about this homicide to call the Oxnard Police Department and place an anonymous call. Providing any information could be very helpful to this investigation. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated by the Andrade Family, the community and the Oxnard Police Department.
The City of Oxnard offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect(s) in homicide cases. Anyone with information about this unsolved murder is encouraged to call the Oxnard Police Department Major Crimes Unit or Detective Robert Eckman at (805) 385-7760. There are numerous other ways to provide information to the Oxnard Police Department:
Oxnard Police Department Website
- Oxnard Police Department Facebook Page
- Ventura County Crimes Stoppers
- Also available to submit a tip via text or email.
- (800) 222-8477
- Detective Robert Eckman
- (805) 385-7688
- Violent Crimes Hotline
- (805) 982-7070