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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday October 9th, 2018 :: 05:08 p.m. PDT


Deputy Involved Shooting

Nature of Incident: Deputy Involved Shooting
Report Number: 18-158434
Location: Cortez Avenue north of Stroube Street, El Rio
Date & Time: October 9, 2018 at 8:46am
Unit(s) Responsible: West County Patrol Services
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Adult Female Transient (El Rio) 36
A sheriff’s deputy was patrolling Tuesday morning in the unincorporated community of El Rio, just north of Oxnard, when he saw a woman who was wanted for an outstanding felony warrant for battery on an emergency responder. When the deputy tried to detain the woman, she armed herself with a hammer and ran. After a short foot chase, there was a confrontation between the woman, who was still armed with the hammer, and the deputy. During the confrontation, the woman was shot in the hand.
The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Sheriff’s Major Crimes detectives are investigating the incident and are asking anyone in the area who witnessed the confrontation to contact Detective Cyrus Zadeh at (805) 384-3741.
Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow  
News Release Date: October 9, 2018  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129 
Approved by: Captain Jeff Miller  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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