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Man arrested in 2009 murder of 13-yr-old

Pablo Manuel Cruz, 19, was arrested on June 18 for the 2009 fatal drive-by shooting of 13-year-old Joseph Jacquez of Oxnard.

June 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Oxnard police have made an arrest for a 2009 drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy from Ventura.On June 10, 2009, a drive-by shooting occurred at First Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Young Joseph Jacquez was caught in the crossfire and died from his gunshot wounds.

After over a year of investigative work, Oxnard police arrested Pablo Manuel Cruz Friday, June 18. Police say that the 19-year-old suspect has ties to an Oxnard gang. Cruz, a Santa Paula resident, is being sent to the Ventura County jail. He is being charged with murder and a gang allegation, and he is being held without bail.

Authorities said they don't want to release any more information about the incident because they expect to make more arrests. Investigators believe that Cruz did not act alone while committing this criminal act.

Anyone with information about this case can contact Oxnard Detective Erik Mora at (805) 385-7680.

The city of Oxnard is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the other individuals responsible for this crime.