Ventura Shooting – Off duty CHP officer taken into custody

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On December 5th at 12:43 AM, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of shots fired in the 2500 Blk. of Bayshore Ave. Responding Ventura Police Patrol Officers arrived on scene and located the victim who had a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his back. The shooter remained on scene and Officers immediately took him into custody.

Ventura Police Detectives were summoned to handle the investigation. Investigators learned that the shooter was an off-duty CHP officer from the Ventura CHP office. Investigators determined that the officer, identified as 45 year old Ventura resident Trever Dalton, and the victim got into an altercation in the driveway of the residence on Bayshore. During the altercation, the CHP officer fired his weapon twice at the victim, striking him one time. As a result of the investigation, Dalton was arrested and booked at Ventura County Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The California Highway Patrol has been notified regarding this investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Ed McCain at 805-339-4478.

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2 Responses to Ventura Shooting – Off duty CHP officer taken into custody

  1. John Doe February 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Trevor Dalton (DOB 9/19/72), of Ventura, was charged with one felony count of assault with a firearm with the personal infliction of great bodily injury. Dalton is employed as a Highway Patrol officer in Ventura but was off duty when the incident occurred. The case was jointly investigated by the Ventura Police Department and the District Attorney Bureau of Investigation.

    On the evening of December 4, 2017, Dalton was involved in a dispute with a neighbor. It is alleged that after leaving the vicinity of the neighbor’s home, Dalton returned to confront the victim. He fired two rounds, striking the victim once in the back, inflicting great bodily injury.

    If convicted, Dalton faces a maximum penalty of 17 years in state prison.

  2. SA December 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    After this initial report, not another peep has been published about this crime. Why no follow up? It’s not every day that an off-duty CHP officer shoots somebody, with no reason listed. What’s happening to Ventura?


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