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Jogger caught in Oxnard police shootout crossfire, dies

October 16, 2012 |  8:51 am

A bystander who was killed over the weekend during a shootout involving Oxnard police officers was remembered Monday night by friends and family.

Investigators say 21-year-old Alfonso Limon was jogging Saturday night when he was fatally hit by gunfire.

The incident started when officers attempted to pull three men over around 10:12 p.m., but the driver initially refused to stop.

When the suspects finally stopped near 2nd Street and Grand Avenue in Oxnard, they refused to comply with officers' orders, according to police.

The driver fled and a short chase ensued. The car came to a stop in the 100 block of North Garfield Avenue. One of the suspects surrendered and was arrested, but the two others bolted.

Police say one of the suspects began shooting, so they fired back -- killing one of the suspects and wounding the other.

The suspect who was killed has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Zepeda Jr.

During the shootout, bullets hit and killed Limon.

Detectives are investigating whether Limon was hit by police or the suspects' gunfire.


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