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Oxnard, CA police officer shooting caught on tape

Posted: 11:43 AM, Aug 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-04 12:43:10-04

Oxnard, CA – Just released surveillance video shows the moment Oxnard police officer shot a suspect.

The video was recorded Sunday evening as Officer Daniel Oncea was patrolling a neighborhood.

Assistant Police Chief Eric Sonstegard says Officer Oncea was looking for 30-year-old Joel Tapia, who had a warrant for his arrest.

Oncea discovered Tapia and a brawl broke out Chief Sonstegard said.  In the video, Tapia turns the officer on his back and is seen punching the officer multiple times.

Chief Sonstegard says Oncea’s gun was dislodged and Oncea needed to get the gun before Tapia could get his hands on it. One gunshot was fired and Tapia was hit in the arm. Tapia ran into his home.

SWAT teams were called in to make entry into Tapia’s home and arrest him. Tapia was booked into the Ventura County Jail.

He’s facing several charges including resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.