OXNARD — Christopher Gaston, a 36-year-old resident of the City of Oxnard, was arrested on suspicion of murder on July 20th, pursuant to an investigation that began on June 25th with the shooting death of another Oxnard resident, 32-year-old Christopher Camper.
According to Oxnard Police Department spokesman Sgt. Alex Arnett, it was early in the evening of June 25th when Gaston allegedly drove his “silver 1990s model Cadillac sedan” up to a city bus stop where Camper was waiting for public transportation.
Upon spotting Camper, Gaston allegedly “shot him multiple times.” Police believe that Gaston immediately drove away from the area at that time. First responders to the scene immediately transported Camper to Ventura County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
At the time of his death, Camper—“the grandson of NAACP-awarded educator John Camper”–was reportedly enrolled at Oxnard Community College and was working as an intern at a local radio station.
During the course of the ensuing investigation, Oxnard detectives came to believe that there had been “a longstanding personal feud over property” between Gaston and Camper.
Gaston was easy enough for authorities to locate on July 20th, as he has been in custody at Ventura County Jail on a charge of possession of marijuana for sale and manufacturing concentrated cannabis. He was contacted while in custody at the jail and arrested on a charge of murder.
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