Oxnard man facing murder and assault charges after shooting at an underground party: VCDA

An Oxnard man is facing a murder charge after he allegedly fatally shot another man at an underground party in March, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s office.

According to Erik Nasarenko’s press release, Willis Nichols (19) allegedly shot and killed Adrian Sandoval (also of Oxnard) at an abandoned Goodwill on Saviers Road, Oxnard, on March 12.

Sandoval was immediately declared dead on the spot.

Nichols, who shot into “a group of people”According to the release, he also struck and injured two other men while he was at the party. Those men both survived.

He faces a charge of murder with a special allegation that he used a firearm to commit the crime, as well as two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with special allegations of inflicting great bodily injury, according to the DA’s office.

His bail was set at $1.35million.

The DA’s office said Willis did not enter a plea during his July 7 court date, though he is due to appear again on Aug. 4. According to jail records Willis will make his appearance in Ventura County Superior Court on the 14th of July, according to jail records.


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