Officer Involved Shooting Update
updated: Oct 07, 2013, 2:51 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing more details regarding
the officer involved shooting that occurred last night, October 6, in the 3200
block of Beach Club Drive near Carpinteria. At around 7:45 p.m., the Santa
Barbara County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a
concerned neighbor who reported a possible trespasser at a residence where the
homeowner was not present. Three Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies
responded to the scene and located a white male in his twenties inside the
residence. They received confirmation from the homeowner that no one was
authorized to have access to the residence and that any intruder should be
Sheriff's Deputies detained the suspect and conducted an investigation into the
trespassing incident. The suspect was interviewed and a loaded handgun was
discovered in a backpack that he identified as belonging to him. The suspect
was arrested and a tow truck was called to remove his vehicle from the location.
At around 9:30 p.m. the suspect, who was handcuffed in the rear secure area of a
patrol car, knocked out the plexiglas partition and gained access to the front
of the patrol car which contained several loaded law enforcement firearms. He
attempted to flee by driving the patrol car from the area. Deputies gave chase
on foot and during the resulting confrontation, a Sheriff's Deputy fired several
shots, some of which struck the suspect. He was transported to the hospital and
remains in critical condition.
Due to his medical condition, the suspect, who has an extensive criminal
history, has not been able to be interviewed by Sheriff's Detectives. The
Sheriff's Forensics Bureau has confirmed his identity through fingerprints.
Once his family has been notified of the incident, the suspect's name will be
The Santa Barbara County Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating the
case. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the
Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office for review. As is standard in
officer involved shooting cases, there is also a Departmental Administrative
investigation underway to determine if proper policies and procedures were
followed. The Deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative
leave which is routine in cases of this nature.
Officer Involved Shooting
Carpinteria- The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating an
officer involved shooting which occurred last night, October 6, off Padaro Lane
in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County outside the city limits of
Carpinteria. At approximately 7:45 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the
3200 block of Beach Club Drive to a report of a possible trespasser. During the
investigation, an officer involved shooting took place and the suspect was taken
to a local hospital where he is in critical condition. No Sheriff's Deputies
were injured in the shooting.
Due to the early stage of the investigation, there is no other information being
released at this time.
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