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Ventura County Man Pleads Guilty To Voluntary Manslaughter For 2017 Shooting

A Ventura County man is expected to get a 22 year state prison sentence after entering a guilty plea to charges stemming from a fatal shooting.

Ventura County prosecutors say Jonathan Zambrano was standing outside of an Oxnard home with a group of people when he pulled out a gun, and shot Albert Salazar.  The Oxnard man told detectives he felt threatened by Salazar.

The wounded man later died at a hospital.

Zambrano pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and admitted using a gun.  He’ll be sentenced next month as a result of the plea deal.

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.