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Man Arrested After Shots Fired at Truck

March 23, 1994|JULIE FIELDS

Oxnard police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of shooting at a pickup truck with a man and his two young daughters inside, authorities said Tuesday.

Raymond Lara, of Oxnard, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

Juan Rodriguez told police that he was driving in the 5500 block of Cypress Road about 7:50 p.m. Monday when someone fired several bullets at his pickup truck. No one was hurt, but a witness reported seeing two men running from the scene through a field on Saviers Road north of Hueneme Road.

Several minutes later, Officer Christopher Orsini spotted Lara running in the 200 block of West Clara Street. Lara refused to stop, and was tackled by Orsini in the intersection of West Clara and Courtland streets. Police found a loaded .22-caliber handgun in his right front pants pocket, police said.

Several witnesses later identified Lara as the person who fired the shots at Rodriguez's pickup truck, police said. Investigators do not know whether Rodriguez was the intended target, police spokesman David Keith said.

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