On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 7:35 P.M., the Oxnard Police Department received a call of a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso, in the 1800 block of Arcadia Street. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that the male shooting victim had been transported to St. John Medical Center by private vehicle. The shooting victim, a 37-year-old male, was subsequently transported to the Ventura County Medical Center and immediately taken into emergency surgery. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. His name is being withheld until notification has been made to his family.

A second victim was transported to Ventura County Medical Center. It was determined that Steven Rodriguez had been stabbed several times in the upper torso. The stabbing had also taken place during the altercation on Arcadia Street. Rodriguez’s wounds are believed to be non-life threatening.

Investigators were called to the scene. Detectives are in the preliminary stages of the investigation, but it is believed that Rodriguez was inside of his residence when the 37 year old entered Rodriguez’s home and an altercation ensued. During this altercation, Rodriguez was stabbed and the 37 year old male was shot. It is believed that both parties knew each other prior to this incident. The nature of the dispute is currently under investigation.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who has any information, may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Ken Tougas (805) 200-5669.  The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City of Oxnard.