Updated--Oxnard Major Crimes detectives say the death of a man considered that city's sixth homicide of this year was caused by a freak traffic collision and is not being investigated as a homicide.
They say that 19-year-old Aldo Antonio Gonzalez of Oxnard was found dead in an alley Wednesday night south of the 300 block of Cuesta Del Mar in the Southwinds neighborhood.
Detectives say that Gonzalez and another male were in car traveling through the alley when they stopped and got out of the vehicle.
Police say at that point, the two were confronted by a group of four unknown male subjects and a fight broke out during which someone fired a shot.
But detectives say Gonzalez was not struck by gunfire.
Instead, they say during the melee and confusion he was struck by the vehicle he had arrived in when it sped away while he was standing outside of it.
The Medical Examiner concluded that the blunt force trauma that killed Gonzalez was likely from being struck by that vehicle.
And Oxnard police say in a news release Saturday that "this investigation is not being considered a homicide."
Detectives are encouraging anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link: https://oxnardpd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/200cuestadelmar. All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system. Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information
Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Jeff Kay (805) 385-8174.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department's website:www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.