Ventura man reportedly stabbed while breaking up fight in park


Around 9:25 a.m., Jerry Hooper, a Ventura resident, approached an unidentified person in the area of California and Main streets to tell them he had been stabbed. That person called the police, who located Hooper nearby and called for medical assistance.

Hooper told officers that he had been stabbed while trying to break up a fight in Promenade Park about 30 minutes prior. However, Hooper would not supply any details on a suspect. Hooper was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Officers searched Promenade Park and surrounding areas to no avail in an attempt to locate the crime scene and witnesses.

Anyone with information on the incident or a suspect is asked to call the Ventura Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

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