Half-Million-Dollar Bail for Attempted Murderer

Half-Million-Dollar Bail for Attempted Murderer

Ventura County – Late on the afternoon of September 11th, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department 911 Emergency was contacted with a report of a shooting in El Rio, just east of the City of Ventura. A known enclave of illegal gang activity, deputies from the VCSD Gang Unit promptly responded and learned that “a male victim was shot and fled the scene holding his neck,” according to spokesman Det. Doug Gojkovich.

With that rather distinctive description of the purported crime victim, deputies soon located the man who “had suffered superficial wounds to his face and neck which did not require medical treatment.” With multiple witnesses to the shooting, Bobby Medina, a 19-year old resident of El Rio and narcotics violation parolee was soon identified as the principal suspect.

As he was well known to local area law enforcement, finding Medina at his residence was a matter of course, and upon contacting him he was initially arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A search warrant of Medina’s residence ultimately led to the discovery of “additional evidence suggesting Medina was in fact the suspect in the attempted murder.”

Medina was transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and being a “prohibited person” in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He remains in custody with his bail amount set at $525,000.

According to Gojkovich, “the investigation is ongoing,” and any member of the public with information regarding these events is encouraged to contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

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Half-Million-Dollar Bail for Attempted Murderer was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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