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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 :: 10:40 a.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested for Murder

Nature of Incident: Suspect Arrested for Murder
Report Number: 19-97125
Location: 42505 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
Date & Time: June 22, 2019 @ 10:56 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Sheriff’s Central Services Patrol Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Maldonado, Daniel
(V) Hispanic Male
Ontario, CA
La Puente, CA
On the evening of June 22, 2019, a group of car enthusiasts met in the parking lot of Neptune’s Net after the restaurant had closed.  While at the location, Daniel Maldonado became involved in a dispute with a 23 year old male over a previously unresolved issue.  The incident escalated into a physical fight, during which Maldonado used a knife to stab the victim several times.
Witnesses called 911 and law enforcement officers from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Parks and Recreation responded to the scene as well as representatives from the Ventura County Fire Department and Gold Coast Ambulance.  Lifesaving efforts were attempted but the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Maldonado was located at the scene and arrested for one felony count of murder.  He was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on $500,000.00 bail.  Maldonado is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on June 25, 2019.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Steve Jenkins at 805-384-4727.
Prepared by: Sergeant Steve Jenkins  
News Release Date: June 23, 2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Marta Bugarin
[email protected]
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Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller
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