Arrest Made In Meiners Oaks Homicide

Saturday September 29, 2018

     Updated--The Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit has released the name of the man who was shot to death Friday afternoon in the Ojai Valley.

   They say that 35-year-old Padraic Murphy of Meiners Paks was found in the street suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

   They say 50-year-old Richard Arellanes of Meiners Oaks was booked into the Ventura County Jail for Second Degree Murder and use of a firearm.

   His bail was set at $ 1 million.

   Detectives say that Arellanes and the victim became involved in a dispute which escalated into the deadly shooting.

   It happened shortly after 5 PM in the 100 block of Pueblo Avenue in Meiners Oaks, an unincorporated community just west of the city of Ojai.

   Arellanes is due in court Tuesday to face arraignment.