As previously reported on December 4 an on-duty California Highway Patrol sergeant was in the area of Seaward Ave. and Highway 101, when he heard multiple gunshots in the area. The sergeant began checking the area and found a 27-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body, lying in the roadway on Alessandro off of S. Seaward Ave. He began rendering aid to the victim, but when Ventura City Fire personnel arrived on scene, he was pronounced deceased. Another shooting victim was able to get to the hospital and survived the shooting.
The deceased has been identified as Spencer Turner, 27 of Ventura. The men were involved in some kind of confrontation at a local restaurant that led to the shooting. At the time it was suspected that all of those involved in the shootings knew each other.
Ventura Police Major Crimes’ detectives have identified Sadiki Shakur, 23 from Ventura as the suspect in the double shooting. They developed information that the suspect was in the area of Amarillo, Texas. Detectives working with the local authorities there and the FBI were able to locate the suspect and he was taken into custody by the local authorities on December 15.