A fugitive was shot by an Oxnard police officer on Sunday when the suspect attacked the officer and tried to take his gun (video below).
The incident happened July 29 at around 7:21 p.m. when Officer Daniel Oncea was patrolling the area of 1301 E. Ventura Blvd, according to Ventura County Star.
Officer Oncea spotted Joel Tapia, Jr., 30, and knew that Tapia had several outstanding warrants involving felony resisting arrest, shoplifting, DUI, and drug offenses.
Tapia had been released on his own recognizance from those prior arrests, but had failed to appear in court.
Officer Oncea stopped his patrol car and attempted to take Tapia into custody on his outstanding warrants.
Tapia resisted arrest, leading to a 2 1/2 minute ground fight as bystanders gathered and recorded on their cell phones and yelled. It’s not clear in the video who the bystanders are yelling at.
Near the end of the fight, Tapia was able to get on top of the officer and grab for his gun. Just when it appeared that Tapia would successfully disarm the officer, Officer Oncea was able to fire a shot, striking Tapia in the left forearm.
After he was shot, Tapia took off running. The officer pursued him on foot to a mobile home where the suspect barricaded.
The SWAT team arrived with an armored vehicle and a fur missile and took Tapia into custody.
Officer Oncea was transported to the hospital, treated for his injuries, and was released later that night.
Tapia was taken to the hospital where his gunshot wound was treated before he was booked into the Ventura County Jail.
At his arraignment, Tapia was charged with the felonies of forcefully resisting arrest, battery causing injury to a police officer and attempting to take an officer’s firearm.
His bail has been set at $1.025 million, according to Ventura County Star. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 years in prison. He entered a plea of not guilty.
The fight and shooting was captured on surveillance video. You can see the video below:
In other crime news, an Oklahoma utility worker was arrested recently after being caught naked, having sex with a miniature pony.
In full view of several onlookers, an Oklahoma man allegedly had sex with a pony in a field outside Tulsa, according to police.
Responding to a 911 call about “a man having sex with a pony,” Rogers County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived around 8:45 AM Wednesday morning to a rural neighborhood in Inola, a city about 30 miles east of Tulsa.
Upon arriving at the scene, a local resident told cops she was leaving for work when she “observed a white male full nude standing in the field having sex with a pony.”
The woman called a neighbor and “asked her to check it out and call the police.”
The second woman, accompanied by her daughter, also saw the naked man standing behind the pony “and what looked like he was having sex with the animal.”
When the woman’s daughter “started to video,” deputies reported, the man “stopped what he was doing and started walking towards them.”
Deputies proceeded to arrest the suspect, Tyler Schlosser, 29, for indecent exposure and committing a crime against nature. Schlosser, seen above, was booked into the county jail, from which he was later released on bond, reports Tulsa World.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Schlosser lives about 20 miles from the Inola field in which he was discovered.
Walton said it appeared Schlosser was a utility worker. Schlosser allegedly blamed his actions on medication. The sheriff added that, fortunately, his agency rarely encounters bestiality cases.
“It stretches the imagination,” he said. “I certainly have sympathy for the homeowners who had to witness it. That literally causes some emotional scars. People laugh about it and everything. I guess you got to to deal with it, but I do have sympathy for people who have to witness sick stuff like that.”
Responding officers arrested Schlosser on complaints of indecent exposure and crimes against nature. He was booked into Rogers County jail and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 9th, 2018