Orcutt Homicide Suspect Identified
updated: Sep 04, 2012, 4:06 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office
The suspect in this case is identified as Santa Maria resident, Brian Keith Reid (9-1-72).
Reid was arrested at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria and has been booked into Santa Barbara
County Jail on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder, California Penal Code 187.
Santa Maria- One subject is dead and another subject is in critical condition after a shooting at Orcutt
Community Park in Orcutt, California this evening. The suspect was taken into custody a short time
later after showing up at the hospital for an unrelated medical reason. All three individuals in the case
are known to each other, and the cause of the shooting is currently under investigation.
Deputies responded to reports of shots fired at the Orcutt Community Park shortly after 6:00pm. The
C.H.P. was in the immediate area and was first on scene of the incident. A 9-1-1 caller reported that
a male, believed to be the suspect, left the park in a black colored jeep after firing multiple shots.
Deputies arrived at the park finding a male victim dead and a female victim critically wounded. The
female was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
At about 6:15pm the Santa Maria Police Department found the suspect's jeep abandoned on the
Stowell Road Overpass. At about 6:30pm hospital personnel called law enforcement and said the
homicide suspect showed up at the hospital for an unrelated medical issue. Deputies responded to the
hospital and took the suspect into custody without incident.
The suspect is believed to be the son of the victims, but the exact cause of the shooting is still under
investigation by Sheriff's investigators. The suspect will be booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
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