Santa Paula man arrested in Willows for Ventura parking lot shooting

January 15, 2014
Santa Paula News

By Peggy Kelly

Santa Paula Times 

A Santa Paula man was arrested in late December as a suspect in connection with a parking lot shooting, Ventura Police announced last week.

The incident occurred December 16 when Ventura Police were called to a parking lot in the rear of the 50 block of South California Street for reports that a shooting had occurred there.

According to a Ventura Police spokesman, as “Officers were responding to the call, the Ventura Police Command Center received additional information of a shooting victim seen in the area of California Street, north of Santa Clara Street.”

Police officers responded to the location and located the victim, “suffering from numerous gunshot wounds.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries and, according to Ventura Police, remains in critical condition.

The victim, who is not being identified by Ventura Police, is a 29-year-old male resident of Oxnard.

On December 29 when the California Highway Patrol pulled over a man for speeding they discovered there was an out-of-county arrest warrant for him on charges of attempted murder.

Shadeh Moussa Assphor, 37 of Santa Paula, was pulled over at about 2:30 p.m. at County Road 39 and Interstate 5 in Willows, the county seat of Glenn County in California’s Central Valley.

According to the CHP, Assphor was also allegedly found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Assphor was booked into the Glenn County Jail on the outstanding warrant, as well as on suspicions of giving false information to an officer, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and obstruction or resisting a public officer.

His bail was set at $1 million, but a no-bail immigration hold was placed on Assphor.

Assphor was extradited back to Ventura and is in Ventura County Jail awaiting arraignment for first-degree attempted murder. 

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