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Oxnard robbery suspect fires shots at officer

A map indicates the location of an armed robbery at a business on the 2900 block of Vineyard Avenue in Oxnard.

May 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An armed robbery suspect in Oxnard was arrested after he fired his weapon at an officer who was trying to arrest him.

The suspect, 41-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz of Oxnard, reportedly brandished a handgun and demanded money from a clerk at a business on the 2900 block of Vineyard Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday. He fled the area before police arrived.

A responding Oxnard officer spotted Ortiz near a parked vehicle on Cortez Street. When the officer tried to make contact with him, Ortiz started shooting at him. The officer and his police K-9 were able to disarm Ortiz and take him into custody.

Ortiz was treated for injuries sustained by the K-9. He was arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder of a police officer.

The K-9 and the officer were not injured in the incident.