UPDATE—Father held in death of his one year old baby boy

advice times;”>UPDATE: After further investigation detectives have identified the victim’s father, order Adrian Navarrete-Gonzalez, prescription as being responsible for the victim’s death. Navarrete-Gonzalez is currently admitted at VCMC, and although expected to survive, he is not expected to be discharged for some time. Navarrete-Gonzalez has been arrested for 187PC – Homicide and he will remain in the custody of VPD while continuing to be treated at VCMC. Once he has been medically discharged he will be transported and booked into the Ventura County Jail.

Investigators are continuing to follow-up on leads and are working with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office to pursue homicide charges in this case. Specific information regarding this investigation such as evidence or possible motive cannot be discussed at this time.

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VPD communications received a call from an adult male reporting that his child was deceased at a residence in 400 block of Crocker Ave Ventura. Officers responded and found the victim child suffering from an apparent stab wound to the upper torso. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene by fire/paramedic personnel.

The male caller (father of the victim) was also located and found to be suffering from stab wounds to the upper torso. He was transported to VCMC where he was subsequently taken into surgery. Major Crimes investigators responded and are treating the incident as a homicide investigation.

The investigation is on-going and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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