Knife Attack Arrest


On Monday, April 25, 2016 at 5 p.m., patrol officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the 400 block of West Juniper Street for a family dispute. Officers arrived on scene and began investigating the family dispute and a complaint of a battery.  The suspect was identified as resident Luis Gomez, 20 years old, who was inside the home.
Officers learned that earlier in the day, Gomez had brandished an axe at a female victim and had also previously battered another victim. This was unreported to police. While officers were investigating the battery and family dispute, occupants of the residence fled out a bedroom window and reported that Gomez had charged at them with a large knife and attempted to assault them. Officers surrounded the residence. Members of the Oxnard Police Department SWAT Team, K9 Unit, Hostage Negotiations Team, Crisis Intervention Team, and Investigators from the Oxnard Police Department Violent Crimes Unit responded to assist with the incident. A search warrant and arrest warrant were obtained for Gomez and the residence. After several hours Gomez was taken into custody using a police canine. Gomez was transported to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment for injuries he sustained from the police canine during the arrest. Gomez was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for Battery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon (PC 245).
If anyone has further information, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7796.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email.


Luis Gomez

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