Homicide with Arrest


On Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 9:27 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call to a fight in the alleyway in the 300 block of San Clemente Avenue.  Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to the area and upon arrival were directed to a residence adjacent to the alley.  As officers approached the residence they encountered Gavin Hobbs, 75, exiting the location. Hobbs was detained and officers entered the residence to check for other occupants.  Upon entering the residence, officers located the victim suffering from an injury to his head which resulted from being struck with a hammer. The victim was transported to Ventura County Medical Center and was pronounced dead upon arrival. Ventura Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Hobbs was arrested and booked at Ventura County Jail for 187 PC, Homicide.

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