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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 28th, 2020 :: 06:00 p.m. PDT


Update to Matilija Hot Springs Shooting

Nature of Incident: Update to Matilija Hot Springs Shooting
Report Number: 20-70921
Location: Matilija Hot Springs, Ojai Valley
Date & Time: 5/24/20 @ 03:19 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Sheriff’s Ojai Patrol Station
Ventura Police Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V) Adult Male
(A) Juvenal Hernandez
(A) David Allen
Port Hueneme
David Allen has been identified as the second suspect arrested in last Sunday’s shooting at Matilija Hot Springs.  Allen had been hospitalized due to injuries he received after a vehicle he was traveling in crashed while fleeing from police.  Allen was released from a local hospital on 05/28/2020 and booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for felony violations of assault with a deadly weapon (firearm).
The motive for this shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident, or the suspects involved in the crime, is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Marco at 805-384-4739 or [email protected].
Prepared by: Sergeant Ryan Clark  
News Release Date: 05/28/20  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow
(805) 947-8129
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller
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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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