Moorpark Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

A suspect who had barricaded himself in a Moorpark house surrendered at about 12:15 p.m. Monday.

Updated at 8:45 p.m.— A standoff between Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies and a Moorpark man ended peacefully Monday afternoon when the man decided to peacefully leave the house in which he had barricaded himself.

At 7:52 a.m., the Sheriff's department received a report of shots fired on the 100 bloce of Sierra Avenue. When deputies arrived to the scene, they were able to speak with and evacuate neighbors and occupants of the house, leaving just the gunman inside, said Sr. Deputy Tim Lohman of the VCSD.

Lohman said it hadn't yet been determined if the three shots allegedly made by the suspect, Paul Huyh, 27, were aimed at anyone, as the investigation is continuing.

There were no injuries.

The department's S.W.A.T. and tactical negotiation unit and the Thousand Oaks major crimes unit were called in to assist and the VC Alert system, which serves a Reverse 911-like purpose, call went out to neighbors. As well, Chaparel Middle School was under a self-imposed lockdown, Lohman said.

At about 12:15 p.m., Huyh walked out of the house peacefully and was interviewed by detectives.

Detectives with the East County Investigation Unit served a search warrant at the residence and located a firearm and evidence indicating the weapon was discharged, according to a statement issued by the Sheriff's department Monday eveingin. Huynh is being held on $50,000 bail for negligent discharge of a firearm, the statement said.


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