Ventura Detectives conducted follow-up and identified Juan Ortiz, 23, as the suspect who fired a gunshot at the victims’ vehicle on May 24, 2016 at 10:25 p.m. at Oyster Street and Seaview Avenue.
On the morning of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, detectives executed multiple search warrants on the west end of Ventura and subsequently located Ortiz in the area of Barry Drive and Ventura Avenue, and took him into custody without incident. Ortiz was booked at the Ventura County Jail for multiple felonies including shooting from within a vehicle, assault with a firearm, and shooting into an occupied vehicle. The female suspect; Hispanic Female, 18-20, 502/105, Red/Orange streaked hair, has not yet been identified. Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Goettsche at (805) 339-4462.