Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday October 4th, 2020 :: 10:21 a.m. PDT


Media Release - Camarillo - Deputies involved in shooting during confrontation with armed man

Nature of Incident: Deputies involved in shooting during confrontation with armed man
Report Number: 20-137444
Location: Calle La Sombra @ Bradford Street, Camarillo, Ca.
Date & Time: Oct. 4, 2020 / 1:15 am
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau / Professional Standards Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Unidentified man Camarillo 24
A 24-year-old Camarillo resident was shot by deputies early Sunday morning, when he confronted them with a handgun and a knife. The man called 911 at 1:10 am stating he had a loaded handgun and was going to start shooting people in the neighborhood. He also said he was suicidal and wanted to provoke deputies into a shooting. The man was out on the street in the area of Calle La Sombra and Bradford Street when deputies arrived and the shooting occurred. The man was struck multiple times by gunfire and was taken to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition.
During the 911 call, the man stayed on the line with the dispatcher, who patiently tried to de-escalate the situation and coax him into dropping the weapons. However, he refused.
Any time a deputy is involved in a shooting, there are multiple investigations that take place. The Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau will investigate the overall incident, and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office will evaluate the legality of the shooting. The Sheriff’s Professional Standards Bureau will also conduct an administrative investigation. The two deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is a standard procedure when deputies are involved in a critical incident.
The area where the shooting occurred is a residential neighborhood consisting of apartment buildings and single family homes. Investigators canvassed the neighborhood interviewing nearby residents. Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to contact Sgt. Steve Michalec of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau at (805)384-4737.
Prepared by: Captain Eric Buschow  
News Release Date: Oct. 4, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller
 YES     NO  

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

Navigate & Discover