Details Released in Fatal Chumash Casino Shooting

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Update by Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
9:30 p.m., February 20, 2018
 
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional details regarding the investigation into the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Jose Guido of Santa Barbara that occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. on February 20, 2018 at the Chumash Casino Resort.
 
While the incident is still under investigation, Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division determined that Guido was known to Chumash Casino Resort Security, as he had been permanently banned from the property in November of 2017. Guido was trespassing on Casino property when he was contacted by Chumash Security Investigators in the parking structure of the Resort. When Guido was told to leave the premises, a scuffle ensued. During the struggle, Guido obtained the Chumash Security Investigator’s taser and used it against him. The Chumash Security Investigator subsequently shot Guido three times, causing fatal injuries.
 
An autopsy was conducted on Febru ary 21, 2018 and confirmed that Guido died as a result of gunshot wounds. An official cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and lab results.

Once the Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office for review.

 

Update by Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
9:30 p.m., February 20, 2018

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was fatally injured this morning, February 20, 2018, in a shooting incident behind the Chumash Casino Resort in the 3400 block of E. Highway 246 in Santa Ynez. The decedent is 37-year-old Jose Guido of Santa Barbara. Next of kin has been notified.

Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Additional information regarding the incident will be released when it becomes available.


Update by Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
2:30 p.m., February 20, 2018
 
At approximately 2:15 a.m. this morning, February 20, 2018, the Chumash Casino Security Dispatch called the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center to report that two of its Chumash Security Investigators were in an altercation with a male subject and needed assistance. Shortly after, there was a report of shots fired. When deputies arrived at the Chumash Casino Resort located in the 3400 block of E. Highway 246, they determined the male subject had been fatally injured during an encounter with a Chumash Security Investigator behind the building near a parking structure. Personnel from American Medical Response, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol responded as well. The male subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Forensics Unit is processing the scene and the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is conducting a death investigation to determine an official cause and manner of death.

The identity of the decedent will be released once next of kin have been notified. The identity of the Chumash Security Investigator involved in the shooting is not being released at this time due to the active investigation. We will provide an update as soon as we are able to release more information.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information regarding this incident, to call the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 805-681-4150. To leave an anonymous tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/.


By edhat staff
8:40 a.m., February 20, 2018

One person has died after a shooting at the Chumash Casino and Resort in Santa Ynez early Tuesday morning.

Around 2:15 a.m., an altercation began between a casino security guard and another male, it's uncertain whether this person was a guest at the resort or a patron of the casino. The security guard shot the man who reportedly died at the scene. No further details surrounding the incident were immediately available. 

The identity of the deceased and the security guard have not been released.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

Edhat will update this article with more information as soon as it becomes available.

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a-1545226216 Feb 24, 2018 10:50 AM
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Mr. Guido, God rest his soul, is in a better place now. Surely he will be missed by those who loved him, but he had given up on life a long time ago, and unfortunately for him, he's no longer a burden on society. Rest in peace Jose. Rest in peace my friend.

a-1545226216 Feb 23, 2018 08:14 PM
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Is a taser considered a "deadly weapon?" If not, I'm assuming there were extenuating circumstances that would warrant using deadly force by one of at least 2 security officers against one unarmed man.

Luvaduck Feb 21, 2018 02:12 PM
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Why does it only take ONE down vote to eliminate a comment? I know some people can't help hating, trolling or using foul or abusive language as a way of life, so should be eliminated from any civilized discussion, but still--given how easily a few people are disturbed by anything that isn't exactly what they believe, it should take at least three down votes.

a-1545226216 Feb 22, 2018 02:10 PM
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YIN YANG is right, it doesn't only take 1 downvote, the system just hides the comment from YOU when YOU downvote, not from everyone. If you reload the page, it will be back.

yin yang Feb 21, 2018 07:08 PM
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Right now 5 downvotes display for your comment, Luvaduck. Oh, I have noticed that when I did, in the past, click the down arrow, the post disappeared, but that was only for me, or might change when page was refreshed. ================================== I really have committed to no longer downvoting unless it's something disgustingly offensive. I won't partake in deleting comments that I don't like or disagree with.

sacjon Feb 21, 2018 04:14 PM
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Luva duck - yes, it's absurd. I got completely deleted for simply asking Howard where he got the info about what happened. Enough people were apparently offended that I dared to question how he knew what the deceased did when the cops are still investigating those very facts. Silly me!

RHS Feb 21, 2018 11:23 AM
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Again we find the thought police protecting the Chumash even when no attack is made on them? Expressing a comment that the security guards at the casino are more like cops than rent a cops is hardly demeaning is it? So down vote this as well and confirm that the new Edhat policy empowers the forces of censorship to stifle public dialogue on even the most mundane of issues is some interest group finds it annoying.

a-1545226216 Feb 21, 2018 10:03 AM
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One suspects that the "security guards" at the Chumash Casino are more like tribal police than the rent-a-cops employed in most places. That is, they are a lot more likely to use violence and assert authority than the guy at the 99 cent store.

sea dog Feb 21, 2018 08:58 AM
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I realize it is easy to blame the gun but the FBI says 3% of our population (black males from15 to 35) do 53% of the murders in the US, usually with illegal guns. The US has a high gun violence death rate but if you remove 4 liberal cities like Baltimore, Chicago. New Orleans and New York from the stats. - the US would have a low gun violence death rate compared to the other countries in the world. Banning high capacity magazines sounds like a great idea but Columbine was done with 10 shot mags. Guns are not necessary to kill a lot of people - a terrorist in France killed over 100 with a stolen semi truck.

a-1545226216 Feb 21, 2018 08:29 PM
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Yeah, you see so many angry teens and disgruntled employees posting on social media with their stolen semis and bragging about how they're going to get even. Good thing semis are harder to get a hold of than semi-auto firearms!

GauchoGurl Feb 21, 2018 12:43 PM
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Sea Dog, I wonder if one selectively (conveniently to bias desired results?) removes certain factors of the murder stats in these other countries would then U.S gun violence be back to being high compared to other nations. And there's really no end to this type of manipulation of data to whitewash the reality of America's gun fetish and culture of violence. Geesh, if you remove all the mass killings in the U.S. committed by white males ...or remove those by perps of right-wing conservative ideology, then the rate of such mass shootings in U.S. isn't really that high. ;-)

Howard Roark Feb 21, 2018 08:36 AM
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Mr Guido attempted to inflect serious bodily harm on casino patrons and security staff. His actions led to his death. Those who are opposed to protecting themselves with a weapon are free to wait for a man in a uniform with a gun to arrive. A gun to protect the officer's life, your life is secondary. The police aren't sacrificial lambs for the pacifist.

Bodyboarder73 Feb 21, 2018 07:25 AM
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Violence has been around since the beginning of humankind. This isn’t a trend. Human beings are still violent animals. Luckily the average person today is not violent.

CivilEngineer Feb 21, 2018 08:08 AM
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A-15whatever, yes you have to have the guns to do the killing. But the video games give you the training that you need to be more efficient at it. One thing does not preclude the other. The US military even uses video games and simulators in their training, proof that it works.

oceandrew Feb 21, 2018 07:55 AM
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Oh FRED, get your stats up to date. Columbia has been a lot safer than the US for many years now since the narco cartels have been corralled. Mexico on the other hand has regions where the narco gangs have created territories where lawlessness prevails and the same can be said for El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. But Brazil??? I'm surprised you didn't include Syria, Niger and Afghanistan. I mean let's get real here... gun violence in the US mirrors countries with lawless areas at war with their neighbours.

a-1545226216 Feb 21, 2018 01:00 AM
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More NRA baloney, Fred. The USA gets the gold for developed nations - that is, those you would expect to be civilized. https://www.vox.com/2015/10/3/9444417/gun-violence-united-states-america?google_editors_picks=true

a-1545226216 Feb 20, 2018 09:59 PM
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Civil engineer - "The fact that they can kill so many people in such a short time is no accident." No, it is definitely no accident. It is the intentional and foreseeable result of the gun manufacturers who design and produce guns like the AR-15 and accessory devices (eg high capacity magazines). THAT is the reason mass shooters are able to "kill so many people in such a short time." But no, let's blame video games, because God forbid we even consider discussing your precious guns. I can't believe you seriously wrote that.

FredButters Feb 20, 2018 09:39 PM
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We're not the most violent nation in the world in terms of gun deaths, not even close. Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras all have significantly higher gun murder rates.

CivilEngineer Feb 20, 2018 04:13 PM
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That's true, but every kid I know plays 1st person shooter games. And most of us see very violent movies compared to what I could see 50 years ago. I would say more people are used to this new standard than not. Where do you think these kids are getting practice for their mass shootings? The fact that they can kill so many people in such a short time is no accident.

CivilEngineer Feb 20, 2018 01:54 PM
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We are the most violent nation in the world in terms of gun deaths. We watch violent movies and play violent video games. Seeing a dead body should be relatively normal for us.

a-1545226216 Feb 20, 2018 10:12 AM
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Will this be a gun issue or an excessive force issue? Are the security guards protected by Chumash sovereignty? Sad that another gun death has occurred in our county within a week of the last one.

a-1545226216 Feb 20, 2018 11:32 AM
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"Speculating?" What did I speculate? This was a shooting. That's a fact. My question is simply what happened. I never said anything about what I think happened. Simply wondering what happened.

a-1545226216 Feb 20, 2018 10:41 AM
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Why am I getting down votes for asking questions? Is it really that offensive to wonder how something like this will play out? There are many issues involved. Sorry if that offends some of you.

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