On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 1:41 a.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from a caller reporting a male heard yelling for someone to “call the police” in the 2800 block of Pierpont Boulevard. While officers were responding to the call, additional callers reported hearing a gunshot being fired.
When officers arrived on scene, they encounter a 52-year-old male standing in the middle of the street, armed with a large caliber handgun. He was standing in front of his residence. Officers made verbal contact with the male and safely detained him without further incident.
The investigation revealed that he did fire one round from the handgun into the wall of his backyard, after he reported seeing someone prowling outside of his residence and tampering with his vehicle. No evidence of a crime was found.
He was ultimately transported to Ventura County Mental Health for an evaluation. The investigation is continuing, and criminal charges may still be filed against him.
No one was injured as a result of this incident.