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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday July 5th, 2019 :: 04:48 p.m. PDT


Officer Involved Shooting - California Highway Patrol Officer

Nature of Incident: Officer Involved Shooting – California Highway Patrol Officer
Report Number: 19-104351
Location: Portal Street, Oak View, Ca.
Date & Time: July 5, 2019 @ approximately 6:08 a.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: California Highway Patrol
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Decedent - Male Adult Transient  
A California Highway Patrol Officer was involved in a fatal officer involved shooting shortly after 6 a.m. this morning.  The CHP officer responded to a call of a male adult walking in traffic.  The officer located a person who matched the description in the area of Portal Street and Ventura Avenue. 
During the officer’s investigation, the suspect attacked the officer which was witnessed by an uninvolved citizen.  The physical altercation resulted in the officer firing one round and hitting the suspect in the chest.  The CHP officer and a Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy, who arrived after the shooting, performed emergency medical care on the suspect until medical personnel arrived.  The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.  The CHP officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the shooting investigation as the shooting occurred within our jurisdiction.  The California Highway Patrol will conduct an administrative investigation to determine whether the use of force was consistent with their policy. 
The suspect’s body will be taken to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed.  The name of the suspect will not be released until next of kin can be notified.
Anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call Detective Sgt. Ron Chips at (805) 384-4737.
Prepared by: Captain Eric Hatlee  
News Release Date: July 5, 2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Hatlee   (805) 947-8253  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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