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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday August 25th, 2019 :: 10:00 a.m. PDT


Homicide Suspect Arrested

Nature of Incident: Homicide Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 19-133174
Location: 600 block of N. Ventura Avenue, Oak View, CA.
Date & Time: August 24, 2019 @ 5:48 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Sheriff’s Gang Unit
Sheriff’s Ojai Valley Patrol Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Shirck, Shawn
(V) Adult Female
(V) Adult Female
Oak View, CA
Oak View, CA
Ellijay, GA
Oak View resident Shawn Shirck has been arrested for murder.
On August 24, 2019, at approximately 11:39 AM, the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call of a woman not breathing in the 100 block of Valley Ridge Drive in the unincorporated area of Oak View. Deputies responded to the scene and discovered two deceased adult females inside. Detectives determined the two women were murdered inside the residence. Further investigation identified Shawn Shirck as the suspect in the crime.
At about 5:48 PM, detectives arrested Shirck in the 600 block of N. Ventura Avenue in Oak View.  Shirck was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on two felony counts of murder.  His bail has been set at $1,000,000.00.  Shirck is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on August 27, 2019.
The identity of the victims is being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Beau Rodriguez at 805-384-4723.
Prepared by: Sergeant Steve Jenkins
News Release Date: August 25, 2019.  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Marta Bugarin
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller
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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
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