Officer Shoots at Violent Gang Member

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Detectives with the Oxnard Police Department are investigating a series of violent crimes, committed by gang members, on Sunday, August 14, 2016 between 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., that led to an officer involved shooting.
The first incident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m., in the 300 block of East Pleasant Valley Road. An Oxnard police officer observed an occupied suspicious vehicle parked in a “No Parking Zone”. When the officer attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle, the vehicle accelerated away at a high rate of speed. The police officer was able to catch up to the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop. As the vehicle was slowing to a stop, occupants from the vehicle fled. The police officer was able to detain one subject in the vehicle, which was a 14 year old Hispanic male. The police officer noticed that the 14 year old juvenile was in possession of a shotgun. The juvenile was arrested without incident and transported to the Oxnard Police Department. The juvenile was ultimately charged with several weapons violations including minor in possession of a firearm and minor in possession of ammunition.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., Oxnard police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Canterbury Way. Oxnard police contacted the victim of the shooting and learned that the incident started at Southwinds Park. The suspects, two Hispanic males, assaulted a female in the park. The female’s father ran to her aid and was able to defend his daughter. The father and his daughter returned to their residence. Ultimately, the father took his daughter to the hospital due to injuries she sustained during the assault. The injuries were not considered life threatening.
As the father returned from the hospital, he was confronted by the same suspects that had assaulted his daughter at the park. One of the suspects, later identified as 19 year old Julio Isidoro was in possession of a handgun. The second suspect, 19 year old Jose Olea, was with Isidoro. Isidoro brandished a gun at the father. The father took out his own gun and fired his gun to scare away the suspects. Isidoro fired his gun and fled the scene. Neither the suspects nor the victim were hit by gun fire. The father called 911 to report the incident.
When Oxnard police officers arrived, they obtained a description of the two suspects. An alert Oxnard police officer, a few blocks from Canterbury Way, observed a subject matching the description in the 5300 block of Perkins Road. This subject, identified as Julio Isidoro, fled from the patrol officer and hid in the front yard of a residence. Isidoro was found to be in possession of a handgun and attempted to conceal himself in a dark corner of a front yard. The police officer drew his duty weapon as he was in fear for his own safety. The police officer ordered Isidoro many times to show him his hands, but Isidoro refused to comply with the police officers orders. Isidoro made suspicious furtive movements while keeping his hands concealed from the police officer. Still concerned for his safety, the police officer fired one round from his duty weapon at Isidoro. Isidoro immediately complied with the officer’s orders, and he was arrested without incident. Isidoro was not injured. The loaded, semi-automatic firearm that Isidro was in possession of during this incident was located and recovered.
Jose Olea was also located and arrested for an outstanding felony warrant after he was seen in the Southwinds Neighborhood. Both Olea and Isidoro were positively identified by the victims and witnesses to the assault with a deadly weapon at Southwinds Park and in the 300 block of Canterbury Way. The police officer who attempted the traffic stop in the 300 block of East Pleasant Valley Road positively identified Isidoro as one of the occupants that fled from the vehicle.
Olea and Isidoro are considered documented Oxnard gang members. Julio Isidoro was found to be served with the Southside gang injunction. Olea and Isidoro were arrested for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and the special allegation that the crimes were committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
The police officer involved in the shooting is a three year veteran, and was not injured during this incident. The police officer was placed on paid administrative leave, which is department policy for officers involved in a shooting incident.
Detectives are still investigating these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Steven Ramirez II at (805) 385-7760. You can also provide information anonymously by calling the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070.

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