Homicide Investigation in Santa Maria
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
On 11/02/18 at approximately 2332 hours SMPD Officers were dispatched to a report of a male down at 1240 West Bethel Lane. Officers responded and discovered the decedent, Salomon Morales-Robles, unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. Morales was pronounced as deceased at the scene.
While investigating this case, at 0007 hours SMPD Officers received another call of a disturbance in the 1900 block of South Ybarra. Officers responded and discovered two victims with gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated for their wounds and they are expected to survive.
During these concurrent investigations, SMPD Officers located and detained three male juveniles. One of the juveniles was ultimately arrested for 187 PC - Homicide, 664-187 PC Attempt Murder, 12022.53 (D) - Firing a handgun causing death, 186.22 (B) - Gang Enhancement.
This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to call the SMPD Detective Bureau at (805) 928-3781 x 2278 or the tip line at (805) 928-3781 x 2677.