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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 11th, 2018 :: 06:27 p.m. PDT


News Story - OIS Suspect Identified

Nature of Incident: Suspect Identified in El Rio Officer Involved Shooting

Report Number: 18-158434

Location: Cortez Avenue north of Stroube Street, El Rio

Date & Time: October 9, 2018 at 8:46am

Unit(s) Responsible: West County Patrol Services, Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Reyes, Corrina Transient (El Rio) 36


The woman who was shot and wounded by a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday morning has been identified as Corrina Reyes, 36, of El Rio.

Reyes was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura Thursday afternoon for assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer after she was released from a local hospital. Reyes was shot in the hand when she threatened a deputy with a hammer while he tried to arrest her for an outstanding felony warrant.

Reyes will appear in court on Friday, October 12, 2018 for the felony warrant for battery on an emergency responder. She is due to appear Monday, October 15, 2018 for the new charge of assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer. Reyes’ bail has been set at $500,000.00. The name of the deputy involved in the shooting is Nikolai Castaneda, a six-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Castaneda was not injured during the incident.

Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow

News Release Date: October 11, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129

Approved by: Captain Garo Kuredjian


Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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