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Published on May 27, 2024
Oxnard Police Shoot Man Suspected of Attempted Murder Walking Through TrafficSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted on the streets of Oxnard late Sunday when police shot a man allegedly wielding a sharp object as he walked through traffic. The incident occurred at the intersection of Ventura Road and Doris Avenue around 11:26 p.m., with officers responding to several calls about the man's precarious meanderings, the Oxnard Police Department reported.

The situation escalated when the man, a 27-year-old Oxnard resident whose name has not been released, failed to adhere to officers' commands. Police stated they were forced to shoot after their commands went unheeded, and it was later discovered the man had an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted murder tied to a separate stabbing case. This connection, however, did not have a direct link to the traffic confrontation, CBS News Los Angeles detailed in their coverage of the event.

After the shooting took place, the man received immediate medical attention from emergency first responders and was transported to Ventura County Medical Center. His current condition is listed as stable. In a bid for transparency, authorities have announced that footage captured by an officer's body cam will be released in a community critical incident debriefing, though no date has been set for this release.

Per department policy, the officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, according to Oxnard police. The investigation is ongoing, being conducted in partnership with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. Commanding officer Rocky Marquez has made an appeal to the public for anyone with information on the incident to come forward and contact Detective Adam Aguilar, though no, further details have been divulged about the case.