Arrest Made in Stabbing Homicide

Arrest Made in Stabbing Homicide
Photo: Librado Rojo

Ventura County – It was just after midnight on January 26th when a 911 Emergency call for assistance brought uniformed Oxnard Police Department officers and an Emergency Medical Services team rushing to a downtown residential area to investigate a reported stabbing.

According to Oxnard Police Department spokesman Sgt. Edgar Fernandez, those first responders found 24-year-old Carlos Alberto Murillo “lying on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds.” Those wounds were significant, and in spite of “emergency life saving measures” immediately provided to him, Murillo “succumbed to his injuries and dies on the scene.”

At that point, OPD Major Crimes Investigators showed up and initiated an investigation with the help of other detectives attached to the OPD Violent Crimes Unit, the Special Enforcement Unit, and the Ventura County Combined Agency Task Force. Their endeavors were described by Fernandez as “working tirelessly and quickly” to determine who was responsible for Murillo’s death.

During the ensuing week, the totality of evidence gathered indicated that 19-year-old Oxnard resident Librado Ruiz Rojo had been at the scene of the assault on the night in question. “Sufficient evidence and probable cause” lead to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Rojo. He was contacted by deputies early in the afternoon of February 3rd and was taken into custody “without incident.”

Rojo was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of murder, with his bail set at $500,000.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Arrest Made in Stabbing Homicide was last modified: February 12th, 2020 by admin
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