2 Suspects Identified for the Shooting of Marlon Brumfield
Case# : 1909-0674
Press Release Date :
09/19/2019 12:00 AM
187(a) PC- Homicide 182 PC-Conspiracy
Francisco GutierrezOrtega 25 YOA Walter Alexander Morales Jr. 24 YOA
Walter Alexander Morales Jr.
Lompoc Police Department detectives have worked tirelessly on this investigation since it occurred. Through the course of their investigation detectives identified two suspects. Francisco GutierrezOrtega 24 years of age and Walter Alexander Morales Jr. 25 years of age.
On 9-18-2019 at approximately 9 PM the Santa Maria Police Department assisted the Lompoc Police Department in the service of an arrest warrant at Francisco GutiuerrezOrtega's residence in Santa Maria. This warrant service was conducted without incident; however, did not provide the arrest of GutierrezOrtega, as he was not home at the time the warrant was served. LPD detectives spoke with the suspect's family and shared with them the importance of having the suspect turn himself in.
On 9-19-2019 at 0800 hours LPD detectives received a call from the Santa Maria Police Department notifying them that Francisco GutierrezOrtega had turned himself in at their police department. Lompoc Police Detectives went to Santa Maria and took custody of GutierrezOrtega. Francisco GutierrezOrtega is currently in custody at the Lompoc City Jail, on a "No Bail" warrant for 187 (a) PC and 182 PC Conspiracy.
Walter Alexander Morales Jr. has also been identified as a suspect in the murder of Marlon Brumfield. Walter Morales Jr. is a 25-year-old Hispanic male. He is 5'4" tall and weighs about 140 pounds. His hair is black and eyes are brown.
Morales Jr. has multiple tattoo's-
Left Arm- "VLP"
Right Arm- "Elisa" and a rocking L
Left Leg- LOM
Right Leg- POC
Left Jaw/Neck - "805"
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Walter Alexander Morales Jr. is asked to call the Lompoc Police Department. The Lompoc Police Department will seek prosecution on any person found to be aiding and abetting Walter Morales Jr.
Press Release Date : 09/08/2019 1:53 AM
Location : Ocean Avenue & A Street
Crime/Offense : 187 PC - Homicide
On Sunday 9/08/19 at approximately 1:53 AM, the Lompoc Police Department responded to the intersection of Ocean Avenue and A Street for a report of a shooting. Officers located a male subject on the ground with multiple gunshots injuries. Lompoc Police Officers, Lompoc Fire Department, and Paramedics attempted life saving measures but they were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Victim was identified as Marlon Brumfield, 22-years-old, from Lompoc. Marlon was an active Army military member and was on leave from Germany for the month visiting home when he was killed walking down the street.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information are asked to contact the Lompoc Police Department Detective Bureau.