VENTURA : Roadside Shooting Suspect Arrested

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting born of a roadside confrontation near Bristol Road and Johnson Avenue, Ventura police said Sunday.

Robert Sean Miller, 17, told investigators that a gunman shot him in the leg about 1 p.m. Saturday after making an obscene gesture and flashing a gang sign. Robert was treated at Community Memorial Hospital and later released.

Police searched nearby lemon groves for the gunman but found no one.

About 10 p.m. Saturday, however, an anonymous caller told police that as many as 15 gang members were involved in a disturbance near Peacock Avenue and Hummingbird Street, Officer Sandy Butler said.

Officers identified one of the boys at the scene as a suspect in the afternoon shooting and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. The boy was booked into Juvenile Hall.

There were no other arrests or incidents as a result of the anonymous disturbance call, Butler said.

In an unrelated weekend shooting, Ruben Juarez, 21, a Ventura boxing coach shot in the stomach early Saturday morning, was listed in stable condition Sunday, a Ventura County Medical Center spokeswoman said.

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