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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday August 14th, 2018 :: 03:29 p.m. PDT


Murder Suspect Arrested


Nature of Incident: Murder Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 17-49730
Location: 1600 block of Arneill Road, Camarillo, California
Date & Time: August 13, 2018 at 1115 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau
Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Unit
King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit (WA)

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Luis Aceves, Federal Way, Washington, 62
(V) Gilbert Aceves, Camarillo, 55


Former Camarillo resident arrested for the 2017 murder of his younger brother.

On April 6, 2017, deputies from the Camarillo Police Department responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Marco Drive in Camarillo, in reference to a reported stabbing. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau also responded and assumed control of the investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed that two brothers, Luis Aceves and Gilbert Aceves, were involved in a physical altercation which resulted in Gilbert sustaining multiple stab wounds. The incident occurred inside their family residence and no other witnesses were present.

Gilbert was immediately transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital for life-saving measures. Gilbert succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival in the emergency room. Luis also sustained injuries during the incident and was subsequently transported to another local hospital for treatment. Luis’ injuries were deemed non-life threatening and he was discharged from the hospital the following morning.

During the following months, Major Crimes Detectives continued to investigate the incident and process evidence related to the homicide. Luis’ activities were also closely monitored during the course of the investigation and it was discovered that several months following the homicide, he moved to Federal Way, Washington.

In April, 2018, Major Crimes Detectives traveled to Washington and worked with the King County Sheriff’s Office to continue the investigation. Detectives ultimately obtained sufficient evidence to showcase how the homicide was an act of murder with malice aforethought on the part of Luis.

In August, 2018, the case was presented to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office for criminal filing considerations. A felony warrant for Luis’ arrest was subsequently issued for murder in violation of California Penal Code section 187(a), with an additional count for a special allegation of using a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony in violation of California Penal Code section 12022(b)(1). The bail for the warrant was set at $3,000,000.00 by the Ventura County Superior Court.

On August 12, 2018, detectives obtained information that Luis had traveled back to Camarillo for reasons still unknown to investigators. On August 13, 2018, at approximately 1115 hours, Luis was located by Sheriff’s detectives in the area of Las Posas Road and Arneill Road in Camarillo. Luis was arrested for the mentioned warrant and booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility without incident.

Luis Aceves appeared in Ventura County Superior Court today and his arraignment was continued until August 28, 2018.

Prepared by: Detective Michael Marco
News Release Date: August 14, 2018
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Garo Kuredjian

Approved by: Captain Jeff Miller

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

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