Victim Of Sunday Fatal Shooting In Oxnard Identified As Two Suspects Arrested For Monday's Non Injury Shooting On the Same Street

Tuesday April 06, 2021

    Update--The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim on Sunday's fatal shooting in the 600 block of Howell Road in Oxnard.

    They say that 21-year-old Cristobal Gonzalez of Oxnard died from a gunshot wound to the head and his death has been ruled a homicide, Oxnard's second of this year.

     Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine what, if any connection the Sunday shooting has to the non-injury shooting 24 hours later on the same street other than the location of both shootings.

     For more information on all this refer to the original stories on booth that are below...


  Update--On Monday evening there was another shooting on the same street in Oxnard where a fatal shooting took place Sunday evening, 24 hours earlier.

    Both incidents happened in the 600 block of Howell Road.

    Unlike Sunday's shooting, no one was wounded by the gunfire Monday.

    Commander Luis McArthur told KVTA News that Monday's incident happened around 6:30 PM.

     He says officers in the area heard a large group of people yelling gang slogans and then they heard gunfire.

     The officers then spotted a silver Nissan Ultima driving away from the area and they tried to pull it over but the driver failed to yield.

     A pursuit began that wound through several south Oxnard streets before the suspect vehicle stopped in the north alley of the 200 block of Cuesta Del Mar and the driver and passenger fled on foot.

     During a foot pursuit, one of the subjects discarded a rifle he was holding.

     Ultimately both individuals were caught and the rifle recovered.

     Police arrested the driver, 20-year-old Daniel Cervantes of Camarillo who they say is a convicted felon on probation, and his passenger, 20-year-old Crisostomo Palomares of Oxnard, who they say is a documented gang member and who was the suspect who had possession of the AR-15 type rifle that was recovered.

     Investigators are now looking into whether there is a connection between this latest incident and the two suspects involved and Sunday's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Oxnard man, also in the 600 block of Howell Road.

     Because of both incidents, Oxnard police will be enhancing patrols in that area and working with residents to make sure they are safe from any future violence.



Below is the original story about Sunday's homicide on Howell Road.


   Oxnard Major Crimes detectives were looking for a suspect and motive for that city's second homicide of this year.

     Around 7 PM Sunday evening, officers responded to the 600 block of Howell Road in Oxnard to a report of shots fired with a subject down in the street.

     When they arrived, they found a 21-year-old Oxnard man down in the street suffering from a gunshot wound.

     He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

     The area where this happened is south of Pleasant Valley Road and east of Saviers Road.

     No other details are available regarding the incident.

     Police are seeking public help with any information about who did this and why.

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/600howellroadAll 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 also encouraging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Jeff Kay (805) 385-8174.   The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.

Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity 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.