Suspect arrested in Santa Paula for Feb. 11th Attempted Murder

Santa Paula Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at approximately 2:45 PM, Santa Paula Police Officers responded to a shooting incident in the area of Sycamore and Saticoy Streets. Upon officer’s arrival, witnesses disclosed that a shooting incident had just occurred in the vicinity and there was one victim involved with a gunshot wound that had been rushed to the Santa Paula Hospital prior to police arrival.  Officers then responded to the Santa Paula Hospital where the victim was located and it was discovered that the individual had sustained non-life threating gunshot wounds.

An investigation was initiated into the shooting incident and detectives learned that there were two possible suspects involved, one of whom is identified as 27 year old Santa Paula resident, Christopher Sigala Jr. Mr. Sigala has also been identified as a documented Santa Paula gang member. Santa Paula Detectives learned that the cause of the shooting was a result of a verbal argument between the victim and two male Hispanic individuals. The Detectives were able to acquire search warrants for the residential properties of the suspects in the City of Santa Paula.

On Friday, March 16, 2018 at approximately 6:00 AM, the Santa Paula Police SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams, in partnership with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, served the search warrants at the suspect’s residences in Santa Paula. Christopher Sigala Jr. was arrested without incident for attempted murder and street terrorism. The second suspect identified was not located and his name will be released upon arrest. During the search of the suspect’s residences, one firearm was located and seized as evidence along with other gang affiliated items. It is unknown at this time if the firearm seized is the same weapon used at the shooting incident on February 11, 2018.

The investigation is still on going. If anyone has information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

Photo Credit: Santa Paula Police

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