On July 12, 2023, at 1:14 A.M., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the call of a shooting victim in the north alley of the 700 block of Cooper Road. When officers arrived, they located a 44-year-old male, later identified as Oscar Rodriguez, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Officers began life-saving measures. Emergency medical personnel quickly arrived and transported Rodriguez to the Ventura County Medical Center.

Unfortunately, despite life-saving measures at the hospital, Rodriguez succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Oxnard Police Department Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

After an eleven week-long investigation, investigators were able to obtain sufficient evidence that identified Omar Romo as the person responsible for the murder of Oscar Rodriguez.

On September 28, 2023, at about 12:00 P.M., investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit arrested Omar Romo and charged him for the murder of Oscar Rodriguez. At the time of the arrest, Romo was in custody at the Ventura County Main Jail on unrelated charges. He is being held on a two-million-dollar bail for the charge of murder.

Investigators are still seeking any further information regarding this incident and are
encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective
Meagan Tobey at (805) 385-7755. Also, anyone with information regarding this case
or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department
at (805) 385-7600.