A Guilty Plea From The Oxnard Man Who Opened Fire On His Neighborhood

Sunday July 7, 2019


     The Oxnard man who shot-up his neighborhood last month has pleaded guilty.

   Oxnard police say that on the morning of June 20th, 21-year-old Samuel Sapiens started firing shots from his apartment in the 1400 block of South Victoria Avenue.

   They say among the several shots that were fired, one round struck the driver's side window of an empty Oxnard patrol car and another bullet traveled through the outside and inside walls of a nearby apartment that was occupied by an 18-year-old female.

   Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident and after a 90 minute standoff, police were able to get Sapiens to come out and surrender.

   Last week, Sapiens pleaded guilty to one felony count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and the second charge against him, the negligent discharge of a firearm, will be dismissed at sentencing which is scheduled for August 1st.

   Meanwhile, Sapiens is being held without bail in the Ventura County Jail.