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Detectives Say Arrest Made After Hate Crime Incident On South Coast


Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say they’ve arrested a Thousand Oaks man for committing a hate crime.

Investigators say the 70-year-old victim was driving in Camarillo Saturday when another man pulled up next to him.

They say Kyle Davis of Thousand Oaks shouted racial slurs at the victim, who is black. Detectives say Davis then threw something at the victim’s car. The Camarillo man was uninjured.

Investigators say they determined the victim was targeted because he was black, and had a “Black Lives Matter” emblem on his vehicle. Detectives arrested Davis, and served him with a gun violence restraining order which allowed the temporary seizure of his weapons and ammunition.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.