On Sunday, July 10, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to Oxnard High School, located at 3400 West Gonzales Road, in reference to a large fight on the soccer field. 

When officers arrived, they located the victim, 29-year-old Misael Sanchez. Sanchez was unresponsive and not breathing. EMS was summoned and Sanchez was transported by ambulance to the Ventura County Medical Center. Sanchez was listed in critical condition and the morning of Monday, July 25th he died. 

Officers spoke to witnesses and learned the fight was between two adult soccer teams. The fight occurred when the two teams disagreed with a referee’s decision. Sanchez was on the field playing soccer for one of the two teams when the fight broke out. During the fight, Sanchez was assaulted by multiple assailants. 

Misael Sanchez, Port Hueneme resident, died 15-days after he was involved in a large soccer fight that included players from both teams and spectators. Sanchez died in the early morning hours on Monday, July 25, 2022. 

Investigators are still searching for witnesses or anyone who might have video recorded all or part of the fight. Anyone who witnessed the fight or who has video recordings of the incident is asked to contact Detective Carey Everhart at (805) 486-6228 or carey.everhart@oxnardpd.org, or Detective Jaime Miranda at (805) 385-7547 or jaime.miranda@oxnardpd.org.