Oxnard Police Officer Shoots Man Who Charged at Him With a Knife

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Oxnard, California — On Friday, April 28, 2023, at approximately 12:15 a.m. Oxnard police officers responded to 235 East Seventh Street to assist the Oxnard Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel with an uncooperative subject requiring medical attention. It was initially reported that the subject had been drinking and was hallucinating. Fire Department personnel requested assistance because the subject was in possession of a knife and was actively cutting his wrists. The subject of the call has been identified as 24 year-old Oxnard resident Michael Owens. Due to the reported circumstances, officers responded “Code 3” to the location. A “Code 3” response is when officers drive with their vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens activated. Officer Manuel Garcia was the first officer to arrive at the scene. Officer Garcia is a 5-year veteran of the Oxnard Police Department and is currently assigned to our Patrol Division. He has not previously been involved in a shooting.

Officer Garcia parked in the alley and approached from the north side of the apartment building. He contacted fire personnel and they told him Owens had barricaded himself in a room that was later determined to be a single communal bathroom. Officer Garcia proceeded up the apartment building’s south stairway, and took a position at the top of the staircase. This position was approximately 45 feet south of the communal bathroom Owens had gone into. Officer Garcia made efforts to communicate with Owens and gain his cooperation. Owens emerged from the bathroom, retreated back inside, and then re-emerged with a knife in his hand. Owens then began walking directly toward Officer Garcia. Officer Garcia gave commands to Owens, and Owens did not comply. As Owens continued to move towards the officer, Officer Garcia fired his handgun. Emergency Medical Services personnel, who were still on scene, engaged in life saving efforts after the shooting. An ambulance transported Owens to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. He remained in critical condition until the afternoon of Saturday, April 29, when medical authorities declared him deceased at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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0:00 – 911 Call
1:28 – Residence Surveillance Footage
3:49 – Bodycam: Officer Garcia

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41 thoughts on “Oxnard Police Officer Shoots Man Who Charged at Him With a Knife

  1. Imagine wanting to do this job with these situations happeningall the time now.. These cops are also gonna need mental health services after a while…

  2. "Why do you call the police for mental health calls, they're just gonna shoot the guy"
    Calls fire and paramedic
    Guy is armed and dangerous

  3. This one’s going to get me. Serious mental illness or drugs for sure but i feel incredibly horrible for the officer having to do that. I hope he’s okay he did what he had to do.

  4. Fighting with a drugged up suspect in a confined space with your gun out.. Holy fuck, that has to be one of the most dangerous situations you can possibly encounter. But looks like the guy took one to the head in the end and dropped

  5. It hurts getting shot doesn’t it! We’ll you probably didn’t feel that last one but clearly was more painful than he thought it’d be

  6. In the last 2 days 4 out of the 6 videos uploaded seem to be suicide by cop…We in this country have to get mental health programs back under gov funding.

  7. I like how the neighbor just heard someone do a mag dump and thought it was a great idea to poke his head out to be nosey and see what's going on.

  8. These cops are such pussies. He fired bullets at him while all he was doing was holding a knife from 10 feet away while the cop is all decked out in protective gear. Way too trigger happy

  9. Suspect deceased! 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 great job officer Garcia! 🫡✊🏻

  10. Govt saves money on mental health and police have to pay for it later… Good job and sorry for you, unfortunately that will stick in your mind. stay safe 💙

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