Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

The Santa Barbara Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in locating the whereabouts of a subject who is wanted for attempted murder and several felony firearms violations.

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 0200 hours, Alexander Raul Garcia, a 36-year-old Santa Barbara resident, was involved in an argument with another individual in the 500 block of Casitas Road, Santa Barbara. During the argument, Garcia displayed a semi-automatic firearm, raised the loaded handgun towards the victim and fired. Garcia then fled the area immediately after.

Garcia’s whereabouts are currently unknown. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to contact this subject if seen, and call 9-1-1 immediately. 

If you are aware of Garcia’s location, and it is a non-urgent notification, please contact Detective Andre Miller at (805) 451-0045 or 805-882-8900, amiller@sbpd.com. You can remain anonymous.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Photos provided has been approved for public dissemination by the Chief of Police

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a-1643393809 Jan 28, 2022 10:16 AM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

It's different for everyone. For me it was spending a lot of time in South East Asia while I was young and seeing how the people and monks in Thailand and (Khmer) Cambodia keep the tattooing tradition alive. Went from starting out with a few old school khmer and sak yant hand-poked tattoos to an almost complete bodysuit. In this case it's more spiritual, but everybody gets them for different reasons (including neck tattoos! lol )

xpander Jan 27, 2022 02:17 PM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

"Maybe if I get some neck tattoos, no one will mess with me and think i'm hard"...man-child decides to settle an argument shooting at someone, rather than use some common sense. Snowflake's world get's turned upside down when someone actually responds and isn't scared or threatened by him, and realizes the budget tattoos he got might have been a mistake.

a-1643392319 Jan 28, 2022 09:51 AM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

Zerohawk - your assumptions are hilarious. Sounds like you are defending this lovely human being. I will wager I have many more tattoos than you do - But this isn't a d***-measuring contest is it? I'm happy you have some neck tattoos. Good for you. Did you want a medal for it? Wow, 30 pieces. Try a body suit kook. Most people who have tattoos, btw, don't call it "ink". We simply say tattoos. Your comment "you have ink? no? thought so?" LOL is pretty comical. I never said anything about having a neck tattoo and it equating to being a loser. I was making a point about his budget looking tattoos...I'm sorry for you if yours look anything like his. In this case, though, someone who pulls a gun on someone over an argument, no matter what it was about, it as complete loser. If it was a legit self-defense shooting, you wouldn't be running and hiding. You'd man up and take whatever consequences you may get. False narrative? I have to stop now, i'm laughing way too hard this morning.

ZeroHawk Jan 27, 2022 04:25 PM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

Xpander wtf are you even talking about? You have ink? No? Thought so. What does ink on his skin have to do with anything? That's just..weird and outdated thinking. If you haven't been outside in a long time, you'll notice a lot of people have ink and facial hair too. I have a neck tat, several. In fact I have over 30 pieces and I hold a good job at a reputable local company. I also work with law enforcement and K9 handling, i've raised three kids and work with kids that have no dads...but yeah since I have ink on my neck I must be a loser. According to you in your little tiny narrow world.

doulie Jan 27, 2022 07:37 PM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

Zero - It appears in your 04:27 post you are tending to defend Garcia with your comments by offering excuses/reasons as to why, regarding "the guys that he shot at - ." But, in your 09:48 comments to "ladyjane" it appears you believe he is responsible, i.e., "he'll have to answer though, for his mistakes." Which one is it? Bottom line, you don't know any more than anyone else, like the person you chastised at 04:27.

ZeroHawk Jan 27, 2022 04:27 PM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

nah, you don't know anything aside of what is printed above. were you there? did you hear and witness everything? nope. and how do you know that the guys that he shot at didn't provoke it by pulling a weapon on him first then reporting a false narrative...and you think that sort of thing doesn't happen? it happens every day dude.

a-1643312370 Jan 27, 2022 11:39 AM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

As kind and funny and even respectful as he may **have** been in the past, no logical, sane person that doesn't have some severe emotional and mental deficits would pull out, point a loaded gun, and fire the weapon at a person over something as trivial as an argument. His actions are the definition of someone who should be incarcerated, and by his actions is a real danger to the rest of us.

a-1643279270 Jan 27, 2022 02:27 AM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

Take note of the end statement that "Photos provided has been approved for public dissemination by the Chief of Police"
This is due to a new law.

"Law enforcement agencies are now prohibited from
posting on social media the mug shots of most people
arrested and accused of nonviolent crimes."

(Yes, I realize this was a violent crime, just trying to pass on some info, and thinking this law is why there's a message about approval for the photo.)

Search "california law prohibiting social media posting of mug shots" for more info.

a-1643300999 Jan 27, 2022 08:29 AM
Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

That's great! Of course situations like this are and should be an exception. I've said many times on here, you cannot claim to have a functioning justice system while also promoting prolonged judgment by society. Either people are found guilty and serve their time/probation/community service and earn back their place in society, or we revamp the system - not publicly shame folks presumed innocent and/or folks proven to be guilty when "justice has been served". California has way too many laws, but this one is a good one.

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