Crime

Four arrested in connection to Ventura shooting, assault

One faces attempted murder

VENTURA, Calif. - Four people have been arrested in connection to a shooting and assault that took place Monday afternoon near the city of Ventura.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office responded to the 4200 block of North Ventura Avenue at around 12:15 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

An investigation led to the arrest of four people: Allison McBride-Ennis of Simi Valley, Nicholas Kelley of Simi Valley, Henry Palacios-Sosa of Lancaster and Anais Garcia of Winnetka.

Investigators determined that McBride-Ennis was involved in a disturbance in which she struck the victim on the head with a wrench, threatened to kill the victim and stole propery from them. The victim followed after McBride-Ennis as she left the residence and got into a vehicle with Kelley and Palacios-Sosa. Kelley then fired a gun in the direction of the victim.

The victim was not hit but did receive medical care for the injury received from being struck with the wrench.

Investigators eventually tracked down the three suspects to a hotel in Simi Valley where they located Palacios-Sosa and a fourth person, Anais Garcia. The pair were arrested.

Detective went to the hotel room where the remaining two were staying and were able to safely remove McBride-Ennis. Kelley refused to comply with detectives which led to a brief standoff. Deputies used a non-lethal bean bag shotgun on Kelley and he eventually surrendered to law enforcement.

Detectives received a warrant to search the suspects' hotel room and vehicles and recovered a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.

McBride-Ennis was arrested and faces possible felony charges for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and criminal threats. Her bail was set at $110,000.00.

Kelley was arrested and could face one felony charge of attempted murder. His bail was set at $520,000.00.

Palacios-Sosa was arrested and faces one felony count of accessory to a crime. His bail was set at $10,000.

Investigators determined that Garcia was not involved in the initial incident, but she was arrested for an unrelated narcotics violation and outstanding warrants out of Los Angeles County for felony counts of manslaughter, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Her total bail amount was set at $1,135,000.

All four were booked at the pre-trial detention facility and are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Thursday.


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