Homicide Investigation in Santa Maria

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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.

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Luvaduck Nov 05, 2018 08:18 AM
Homicide Investigation in Santa Maria

When a village, state or culture has a virulent history of violence and tolerating it their families, those who fear it and can, go somewhere else. Tragically, if they carry the "virus", they bring it with them like Europeans fleeing the Black Plague in the 14th century. To stop it, family practices and values have to change. Children must be educated and trained from the earliest ages to think and act responsibly with respect for themselves and consideration for others. Once it's rampant, numbers overwhelm those who would do better.

Concerned4Calif Nov 05, 2018 07:40 AM
Homicide Investigation in Santa Maria

Yes, why does Santa Maria seem to have so much violent crime? Stabbings, shootings, and fighting? Something to look forward to if we do not enforce our laws.

Shasta Guy Nov 04, 2018 09:18 PM
Homicide Investigation in Santa Maria

What’s going on in Santa Maria? It seems every week a homicide, shooting, rape or kidnapping is reported up there here on Edhat. Take back your city before it’s too late!

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