Armed Standoff End in Arrest

Ventura County – Gonzalo Camacho, 35, of Oxnard’s infamous La Colonia neighborhood—the home of several reputed area gang members–had a difficult decision to make on the afternoon of January 9th.

Looking down the 2000 block of Santa Lucia

It all started with a 911 Emergency call that was abruptly terminated by “a hang up”, according to Oxnard Police Department spokesman Commander Ron Whitney’s media statement.  When Oxnard Police Department Dispatch called the originating phone number back, they quickly determined that shots had been fired at a residence in the 2000 block of Santa Lucia Avenue.

Officers immediately responded to the address associated with the phone number and “heard additional gunshots,” Whitney reported.  Soon thereafter, additional support from Ventura County Sheriff’s SWAT team arrived at the residence, including the Tactical Negotiations Unit and the heavily-armored “Bearcat” vehicle.

Once contact with the suspected shooter was made and the residence perimeter was made secure by closing off all access to the area for several blocks “with officers on nearby rooftops”, according to Whitney, officers then used a bullhorn loudspeaker to communicate with  Camacho.  With neighbors flooding the street to see the action, Camacho apparently saw the overwhelming police presence and made the right choice, “slowly and peacefully exiting from the house,”  Whitney said.

Camacho was taken into custody without further incident, and was arrested on charges yet to be determined.  “This was a successful operation in that no one was injured in the incident,” Whitney indicated.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff

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