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    Parolee charged with shooting, killing teen in Oxnard

    By Travis Schlepp,


    A man on active parole has been charged in the death of a 17-year-old who was shot in the head as he sat in his vehicle, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

    Jose Alberto Salazar, 19, of Oxnard is accused of shooting and killing the unnamed victim on the evening of April 15 at an undisclosed location.

    According to the DA’s Office, Salazar, who is a felon and was on parole at the time of the deadly shooting, shot into the victim’s truck through the rear window, hitting him in the head.

    Oxnard police responded to the scene and discovered the teen slumped over in the passenger seat suffering from traumatic injuries. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he died the following day.

    Salazar was arrested the week after and has remained in custody since.

    He appeared in court Tuesday and was formally charged in the teen’s death, with special allegations that he used a firearm during the crime and was on parole at the time. He was also charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle and being in possession of a firearm despite a previous felony conviction.

    Jail records show he also faces possible charges for vandalism and drug possession.

    He’s being held on $2.16 million bail for the combined charges and is due in court again in the murder case on July 12.

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