Two suspects dead after brief pursuit with California police
Oxnard, CA, United States (4E) – California police fatally shot two suspects who fired on them after leading them on a short chase Saturday evening.
According to authorities, traffic enforcers attempted to make a normal traffic stop that was initially ignored by the driver, although the vehicle eventually stopped between Second Street and Grant Avenue in Oxnard.
It was reported that the driver and two male passengers refused to follow police instructions for more than ten minutes, one man was busy talking on a cell phone while another occupant was believed to be stimulating that he has a weapon.
A few moments after, police heard from dispatch that a nearby resident claimed that one of the car’s passengers had brandished a weapon moments before but the men had driven off again.
There was a brief pursuit before the driver stopped near the 100 block of North Garfield Avenue and two occupants rushed out, shooting at the officers while they tried to flee.
After police returned fire, they were able to arrest one suspect while the other two died of gunshot wounds.
There were no officers injured during the shootout.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and the Oxnard Police Department, will be conducting an investigation.
An administrative investigation will also be undertaken by the Oxnard Police Department.