During a press conference, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean spoke about the scene inside, saying it was “horrific with blood everywhere.”
The incident took place during Borderline’s regular “College Country Nights” which packs the bar with local students from around town, the closest university being Cal Lutheran University.
Sheriff Dean says when Helus got the incident call, he was on the phone with his wife. Helus ended the call with “Hey, I gotta go handle a call. I love you. I’ll talk to you later.” Dean says those were Helus’ last words to his wife.