Surveillance video captured an Oxnard officer shooting a suspect who was attacking him.
CA - A fugitive was shot by an Oxnard police officer on Sunday when the
suspect attacked the officer and tried to take his gun (video below).
happened July 29 at around 7:21 p.m. when Officer Daniel Oncea was
patrolling the area of 1301 E. Ventura Blvd, according to Ventura County Star.
spotted Joel Tapia, Jr., 30, and knew that Tapia had several outstanding
warrants involving felony resisting arrest, shoplifting, DUI, and drug
Tapia had been released on his own recognizance from those prior arrests, but had failed to appear in court.
Officer Oncea stopped his patrol car and attempted to take Tapia into custody on his outstanding warrants.
arrest, leading to a 2 1/2 minute ground fight as bystanders gathered
and recorded on their cell phones and yelled. It's not clear in the
video who the bystanders are yelling at.
Near the end of the
fight, Tapia was able to get on top of the officer and grab for his
gun. Just when it appeared that Tapia would successfully disarm the
officer, Officer Oncea was able to fire a shot, striking Tapia in the
After he was shot, Tapia took off running. The officer pursued him on foot to a mobile home where the suspect barricaded.
The SWAT team arrived with an armored vehicle and a fur missile and took Tapia into custody.
Officer Oncea was transported to the hospital, treated for his injuries, and was released later that night.
Tapia was taken to the hospital where his gunshot wound was treated before he was booked into the Ventura County Jail.
arraignment, Tapia was charged with the felonies of forcefully resisting
arrest, battery causing injury to a police officer and attempting to
take an officer's firearm.
His bail has been
set at $1.025 million, according to Ventura County Star. If convicted on
all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 years in prison. He
entered a plea of not guilty.
The fight and shooting was captured on surveillance video. You can see the video below:
1. Why is Mr. I'mnotguilty even still alive? I don't want my tax dollars supporting this looser! 2. Why are the bystanders not charged with failure to provide aid to the officer? They should at least call 911 for him! Oh, that's right. They were too busy making a video of officer brutality hoping to get the officer in trouble. 3. I hope their video sinks Mr. I'mnotguilty in jail for the max penalty! Video works both ways people!
Posted by howtoact at 8/5/2018 8:33:46 PM
California huh? I hope no Californians ever move next door to me. What a bunch of snowflakes. To let the officer fight for his life like that. Our country is going to H E double hockey sticks real quick folks.