On May 19 2019 at 4:02 PM, Oceanside Police and Medics responded to a reported stabbing victim at 401 Mission Ave. Units contacted the victim, 32 year old Armando Contreras, outside of a vehicle laying on the sidewalk with a significant stab wound to his upper body. Contreras was transported to Palomar Hospital and taken into surgery, where he succumbed to his injuries. This incident was determined to have occurred in the 500 block of N. Clementine St.
On May 21 2019, Oceanside Police Detectives located and arrested 28 year old Ferris Shawn Penson for Contreras murder. The case investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Bryan Campagna at 760-435-4346.