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Homicide Suspect Alfredo Ortiz Captured
updated: Jan 06, 2017, 3:48 PM

Source: Oxnard Police Department

INCIDENT: Homicide: Police Attempting to Locate Suspect/ Suspect Captured

DATE/TIME: January 5, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

LOCATION: 100 Blk North Juanita Street, Oxnard

VICTIM(S): Withheld Pending Notification

SUSPECT(S): Alfredo Ortiz, 33 years of age

5'5, 195 pounds, black hair, brown eyes

Last seen wearing: Blue jeans and grey hooded sweatshirt


Detective Jaime Miranda, Jaime.miranda@oxnardpd.org

(805) 385-7680


Andrew Salinas, Investigative Services Bureau andrewsalinas@oxnardpd.org, (805) 385-7756

Updated 1/6/2017, 1530 hours: On 1/6/2017 at approximately 1415 hours, suspect Alfredo Ortiz was taken into custody by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department in the unincorporated area of Somis. The Oxnard Police Department had requested the assistance from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department to re-search the area where the suspect was last seen. During this time, a 911 call was received from an agricultural worker who told dispatchers that a Hispanic male subject had just attempted to carjack his work vehicle. With law enforcement already in the immediate area including the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Air Unit, a perimeter was set up in the area. The suspect was located and apprehended by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and confirmed to be Alfredo Ortiz.

Ortiz will be transported to the Oxnard Police Department where he will be interviewed and subsequently booked for the murder of Teresa Ortiz.

___________________________________________________ Details: On 1/5/2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of North Juanita reference a domestic violence incident involving a male and female. The male was seen by witnesses dragging the female into the residence which was followed by multiple gunshots. A female and several children were seen fleeing from the residence.

Oxnard Police officers arrived on scene and were advised by witnesses that a female victim was in the residence with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The neighboring schools were immediately placed on lockdown. Unknown if the suspect was still in the residence, Oxnard Police officers made exigent entry into the residence to rescue the gunshot victim. The female victim was located inside the residence and brought to safety outside. After live saving measures were attempted by officers and medical personnel, the victim would succumb to her injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Alfredo Ortiz, 33 years of age of Oxnard. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5'5, 195 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. The suspect may have been transported from the scene by an unwilling family member to the area of Somis in Ventura County. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information in regards to the suspect's whereabouts should dial 911 immediately.

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