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Officer Involved Shooting

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 10:11 AM

Will if this is the case how did blood get all over someones back yard?


 COMMENT 328534 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 10:14 AM

Deputies need a little more work on the firing range so perps like this get off at the next exit past "critical" next time.


 COMMENT 328538 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 10:32 AM

Roger, maybe thats where the shooting started? There seemed to be a lot of gun shots reported. Just want to say Roger, you are the reason I will be going to a paid subscription! I live somewhat close to the area, closer to Patterson. I didn't hear anything, not even the helicopters. However, my daughter, who had stayed the night at a friends house last night, heard about this and called this morning worried about us.


 COMMENT 328543P helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 10:38 AM

Santa Maria has had a lot of officer involved shootings this year but when was the last time the Santa Barbara metro area did? I am not saying Goleta is the new Santa Maria just that it does seem to be big news. Roger was all over it and while normally I could shrug off the lack of other coverage this is kind of a huge story for other local media not to have covered.

Glad the deputies are all going home safely.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 10:41 AM

I wish I would have got up earlier I was a bit late.


 COMMENT 328548 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 11:00 AM

Santa Barbara is getting just as bad as up north, nice to have a prison in our back yard


 COMMENT 328550 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 11:03 AM

I'm sure that officer who shot the perp will be on admin leave for a while- I wish we could donate to a "Hawaiian Beach Holiday" all expenses paid for him and his significant other for a week...He will need to get his mind right. Kudos to the SBSO


 COMMENT 328538 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 11:40 AM

Roger, even you need sleep! Don't be concerned about missing part of the call. You were able to get the information out there. This is where I checked to see what happened when I heard about it. This is where I go whenever I hear a lot of sirens. I have to say I checked KEYT and they posted about it...but not until 11:30 am! Talk about late!


 COMMENT 328565 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 11:53 AM

Again, roger, thank you & thank the edhat community. Your reporting, roger, gave me the chance toward the kids not to,eave the house. If they'd left & saw helicopters & police, they'd have been petrified if they'd seen all that!


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 12:19 PM

Wonder if the guy they shot was protecting his own home after hearing shots fired..Wouldn't that suck?


 COMMENT 328587 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 12:50 PM

Roger I know the house where this happened. Just got off the phone with a neighbor and it was the boyfriend of the girl who was having a party while the parents were not home. He is in very critical condition. Rumored he is part of a gang. All started with a car rolling past the house at 2:45 am with loud music. Another neighbor woke and went outside to find out what the noise was about and that is when gunfire began.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 01:03 PM

Gangs..I was in two of them when I was a kid back East. It sounds to me like others might have been hit with more blood found. If I was that girls Dad she'd been moving into a convent today..I do feel bad for the families involved.


 COMMENT 328587 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 01:19 PM

One kid was stabbed, another shot and the kid with the gun now dead. Police were threatening to shoot multiple people because no one was cooperating. Even girls were screaming at the police to get their lights out of their eyes. Total chaos.


 COMMENT 328604P helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 01:29 PM

A party still going on at 2:40 am in the morning?


 COMMENT 328605 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 01:33 PM

The girl was screaming for the police to get the lights out of her eyes? For future reference kids: If you hear screaming, especially if you hear Police telling you to get down or hands up then go flat on the ground with your hand behind your head or spread eagle. Do not argue with the police or complain about their directions.
What a bunch of punks.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:16 PM

They were probley drunk.


 COMMENT 328622 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:21 PM

Saw the whole thing . Loser comes to my neighborhood ,starts shooting, brave cop neutralizes the situation with a assault rifle.Yeah baby that's the way to deal with these punks.My heart is still racing.Way to go SBSO.


 COMMENT 328543P helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:36 PM

Noozhawk has a pretty decent story up now and some photos from the scene today, more details from the neighbors here:


Still late to the game but sheds some more depth to Rogers and posters excellent reports so far


 COMMENT 328631P helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:36 PM

Thank you SBSO. Parents, when you leave your teenagers at home please make sure a responsible adult knows and keeps an eye on things. We are all just lucky that innocent neighbors, residents, or law enforcement officers, were not injured.


 COMMENT 328634 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:41 PM

Helicopters flying low over the Calle Real x Turrnpike area.
Are they still patrolling or was this something else?


 COMMENT 328635 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:45 PM

hey 628, Roger is an asset to this community. Your comment is not.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 02:58 PM

It's ok about 628's comment..Alcohol fuels the rage though and it's easier to get. I couldn't see someone stonned pointing a gun at a cop.


 COMMENT 328662P helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 03:37 PM

622 - you said you saw the whole thing - Please give us more details.


 COMMENT 328695P helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 06:03 PM

The Noozhawk story says it best, lots of information and also great detail from the Sheriff's Department PIO. I hope they stay with a law enforcement official when it comes time to find a replacement for PIO Sugars. You get information from an officer's perspective which is very valuable, instead of a news reporter which is usually clueless. I hope that the Sheriff keeps us updated on this incident.


 COMMENT 328704 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-06 06:22 PM

If they are underage, charge the homeowners for the whole thing. Nice job sbso!


 COMMENT 328781 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 08:17 AM

Does anyone have an update on this?


 COMMENT 328806 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 09:47 AM

Great job, Sheriff's office, in neutralizing these apparent gangbanger punks.


 COMMENT 328816 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 10:10 AM

Thanks SBSO - keep up the good work.


 COMMENT 328871 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 12:08 PM

Someone here said the kid with the gun is dead? Has this been confirmed?


 COMMENT 328781 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 02:02 PM

871 - not confirmed. Just to set the record a little straight, this was not a "gang banger" party. This was a birthday party.

Were there gang members present? Yes. Were there college educated people present? Yes. This, unfortunately, is what happens when you grow up - some of your friends go one way, some go the wrong way.

I have NOT heard conformation that he has passed away. I also don't know who was shot - I have been told it was one of two people, but I haven't been able to confirm who it was.

If it was the birthday boy, that makes me very sad. He was not gang affiliated.

This party was crashed.

I was invited and did not attend.


 COMMENT 328781 helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 05:20 PM

I'm 923 above. Victim has been identified on Noozhawk. It was not the man celebrating his birthday.


 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-10-08 12:43 PM

Yea but the shooter was identified as an UNgang member..


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