Two men who died in a confrontation with Oxnard police are now being identified.
Alfonso Limon, and Jose Zepeda died in the hail of gunfire following a two part car chase on Saturday night.
Officers tried to pull over a vehicle for what they say was a possible traffic violation. They say the driver refused to stop, but eventually pulled over near Second Street, and Grand Avenue.
The officers say the people in the car refused to comply with police orders. The officers then received word from a dispatcher the vehicle’s occupants had possible brandished a handgun. As the officers continued to try to get the men to leave the car, the driver suddenly pulled away from the scene..
After a second chase, the driver stopped on the 100 block of North Garfield Avenue. Police say two men ran from the car, and as officers chased them, they say the men fired gunshots. One of the men was fatally wounded, as was another man who wasn’t in the car. A third person suffered what was described as a non life threatening wound. A fourth person was arrested. No officers were injured.
Officials aren’t saying which one of the fatally wounded Oxnard men was in the car, and which one was outside of it. It’s also still unclear who fired the fatal shots.