Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:55 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a family disturbance and reports that one of the family members, later identified as the victim; Jacob Cortez, 31, was being assaulted with an axe.  Officers, along with Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel, responded to the call and found the victim suffering from multiple non-life threatening injuries to his upper body.  He was treated at scene by medical personnel and released.  The suspect, identified as Ryan Cortez, 28, fled the residence in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue, prior to officers arriving on scene.
During the investigation, the victim and Ryan Cortez, who are brothers, got into an argument.  Cortez armed himself with a hammer and struck the victim several times. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.  Anyone with information about this crime, or may know the whereabouts of the suspect, is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at 650-8010.

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