Update: Suspect Arrested —- Shooting in Ventura: Woman in Stable Condition

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release


Ryan Argabright, 23yrs, Ventura Resident

During the investigation Detectives identified the suspect as Ryan Argabright. Argabright and the victim are in a dating relationship and had been staying together at the apartment on Citrus Drive.  Ventura Police Detectives learned that the victim and Argabright got into an argument, which resulted in the victim being shot one time in upper body. As the investigation developed, Detectives learned that Argabright was possibly in a motel room at the La Quinta Inn in Newbury Park. A search warrant was obtained for the motel room and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team assisted with the execution of the warrant. Argabright was located inside the motel room and was taken into custody.  Argabright was transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked for attempted murder.

The victim is expected to recover from her injuries.

On March 16th at 10:30 PM, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call reference an argument heard, followed by the sound of a gunshot coming from an apartment in the 11000 Block of Citrus Dr. Responding officers located the victim inside the apartment suffering from a single gunshot wound.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she is currently listed in serious, but stable condition.    

This is an active investigation. Detectives are still on scene trying to determine the sequence of events that lead to this crime. Currently it’s believed this is an isolated domestic related incident. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information or is a witness to this crime is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at 339-4416.  An anonymous tip can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.       

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