Santa Maria Police Investigate Shooting

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Update by the Santa Maria Police Department
11:20 p.m., September 21, 2017

Tonight at about 11:00 P.M. the second suspect Robert Ruiz Sr. (DOB 6/1/63) was arrested tonight when he turned himself in at the Santa Maria Police Station. Ruiz Sr. will be booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for attempted murder.


Update by the Santa Maria Police Department
10:38 p.m., September 21, 2017

Today 3:22 P.M. Officers responded to the report of multiple shots fired in the area of 800 N. Bradley. Officers arrived and found two adult males suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Santa Maria Fire Department, American Medical Response, and Cal Star Air Ambulance provided aid and transported the victims to local medical centers. 

Witnesses identified the shooter as Robert D. Ruiz (DOB 12-28-82). Officers within minutes located Ruiz in the 400 Block of W. Bunny exiting a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. The uniformed patrol officer immediately confronted Ruiz and took him into custody. A second occupant had been seen in the vehicle and the lone officer waited for additional units to arrive to confront the second suspect. It was believed the second suspect had exited the vehicle and gone into the home. After waiting for a search warrant, officer made entry to the residence and discovered the second suspect had not gone into the home, but had fled on foot from the area.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are working to locate the outstanding suspect. No booking photo of the suspect is going to be released at this time as photo lineups with witnesses are still taking place.

During the W. Bunny operation the California Highway Patrol responded with a helicopter to assist officers and ensure the safety of the other members of the community in the area.

Both victims are in serious condition. This incident does not appear to be gang related.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy

3:53 p.m., September 21, 2017

A double shooting was reported on the 800 Block of North Bradley in Santa Maria. Sounds like at least one will be transported by Cal Star.

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Roger Sep 21, 2017 03:56 PM
Santa Maria Police Investigate Shooting

First call out said stabbing or shooting, then I heard someone say it was a shooting with another down the 2nd and requesting another ambulance.

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