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Officer Involved Shooting in Santa Maria
updated: Dec 08, 2011, 8:18 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Officer involved shooting in Santa Maria at 213 Agnes. Three people down, three ambulances responding.

SBC Sheriff's investigators arrived at the scene of a shoot-out that left a narcotics suspect dead this morning and two SM police officers wounded. (12/09/11)
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 COMMENT 239102P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 08:21 AM

Scanner traffic: Officer and suspect down


 COMMENT 239117 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 08:41 AM

How much you wanna bet that it is a south of the border gang member?


 COMMENT 239122 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 08:51 AM

Any more info? Were the people killed, was it gang related? Was the officer shot?


 COMMENT 239123 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 08:52 AM

My thoughts and well wishes to the officer and any innocent people involved. Can we leave the speculative racial stereotypes out of it, at least until we know if everyone is okay?


 COMMENT 239132P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 09:09 AM

KCOY saying two officers shot and wounded and the suspect killed in drug raid there. Officers wounded during raid rushed to hospital with non life threatening wounds.


 COMMENT 239133 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 09:10 AM

From KCOY...

Narcotic-Related Fatal Shooting in Santa Maria, Two Officers Shot and Wounded

SANTA MARIA - Santa Maria Police and Fire Department officials are on the scene of a narcotics raid gone fatal Thursday morning.

The raid happened on the 300 block of Agnes Avenue in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Police Chief Dan Macagni told Your Central Coast News that two officers were wounded in the raid, one shot in the hand and the other in the leg.

Both officers were transported to Marian Medical Center.

The suspect in the raid was fatally shot and another suspect was taken into custody.

The investigation has been handed over to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

Agnes Avenue has been closed for the investigation, between


 COMMENT 239144 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 09:26 AM

Our FED/DEA keeps feeding these guys with CASH so they can see how the money is distributed. What a joke this is.



 COMMENT 239147P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 09:30 AM

135: why, are you planning on being hungry?


 COMMENT 239148 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 09:31 AM

Really too bad, should have been planned out better. Anyone, especially cops, know that big -time dealers are usually heavily armed. I mean, they just found a Tech-9 on a guy in SM, with bullets that can penetrate armor. Most dealers, especially ones that use the product they sell are paranoid, have an artillery of weapons that rivals police, and are willing to go out in a shoot-out rather than serve life in prison. Should have used SWAT, came earlier in the morning, and have expected a shootout. Feel sorry for the cops injured and am glad it is something they will recover from. As for the dealers, no remorse for people who play the drug game and arm themselves, life in prison for the survivor, early grave for the dead.


 COMMENT 239180 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 10:35 AM

Here is an updated (10:00) article from Santa Maria Times that stated members of SWAT was part of the initial operation. Per the article, "After a short vehicle pursuit, several suspects fled from an SUV, while the driver - the main target of the investigation - stayed with the vehicle and engaged officers in gunfire." It goes on to state that the suspect was fatally shot and two of the four officers involved were injured with non-life threatening injuries (leg and hand).

My prayers go out to the involved officers for speedy recoveries.

I also wonder if the other involved suspects that fled on foot were caught.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 10:55 AM

Even though this is a Roger Code Red icon I did not break this news story Good Work to whoever did...Roger


 COMMENT 239225 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 12:43 PM

239144: so you're okay with legalizing heroin sales or meth labs? There was no indication as to what drugs were involved in this raid....... a "narcotics suspect" could mean anything.


 COMMENT 239251 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-08 01:35 PM

239144 - no, not at all. I'm referring to the New York Times report a couple of days ago about the DEA laundering millions of $ to the Mexican cartels. The increase in deaths at our borders is all due to this. It's mostly weed - the "preferred" drug at just about all US college campuses. Yes there are a lot of hard core meth users out there but weed is the player across the borders that I'm reefer-ing to.


 COMMENT 239451 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-09 06:58 AM

Prime example as why cops tell you to stay in the car. Sound familiar?


 COMMENT 240041 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-11 01:28 PM

239144: so once again, what does your editorializing have to do with this specific event in Santa Maria? How would have legalization "saved" this guy's life and kept the cops safer? You have no idea of the circumstances about his drug dealing involvement or criminal history. You're referring to pot smoking college kids and not hardened criminals with weapons. Your post was irrelevant to the event itself and simply a plug for legalizing weed.


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