Now a Homicide — Ventura Victim stabbed in Neck at Aloha Steakhouse | Vagrant arrested as suspect

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release  

During the investigation of the stabbing, it was revealed the suspect, Jamal Jackson, had been in the area of the promenade near the Crowne Plaza Hotel for several hours prior to the crime. The Ventura Police Department received a call at 6:23 p.m. from a bystander who reported a man yelling and being disruptive on the promenade. At the time of the call, patrol resources in the area.


The Ventura Police Department has been notified that last night, 04/19/18, at 6:29 PM, the 35- year-old victim was removed from life support and succumbed to his injuries he sustained as a result of this crime.  

At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was ultimately arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for attempted murder and child endangerment.

On April 18th at 9:20 PM the Ventura Police Command Center received multiple 911 calls reference a stabbing that had just occurred at Aloha Steakhouse. Officers from the Special Enforcement Team, who were patrolling in the area, quickly arrived on scene. The officers observed a group of people standing on the Ventura Promenade who had chased the suspect, Jamal Jackson 49 years old, Ventura Vagrant, from the crime scene and onto the beach. The officers made their way to the beach and approached Jackson ordering him to the ground. Jackson complied with the officers and was detained without incident.

At the same time other responding officers contacted the victim and found that he was suffering from a life threating stab wound to the neck. The officers rendered first aid to the victim until Ventura City Fire and AMR arrived on scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was taken immediately into surgery. The status of the victim is unknown at this time. 

This case is an ongoing investigation and anyone with any information is encouraged to call Ventura Police Department Detectives at 805-339-4488.     

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