Shooting Investigation Arrest

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Source: Santa Maria Police Department

On July 11, 2018, a shooting occurred in the area of Thornburg and Church. In relation to the shooting, on July 13, 2018, detectives, SET, and SWAT served an arrest warrant in the 600 block of W Polk. Francisco Ortiz-Rivera, 18 yo, was arrested without incident.

A second subject, Luis Arturo Martinez, 18 yo was arrested without incident in the area of Miller and Betteravia.

Francisco Ortiz-Rivera was also arrested for a carjacking that occurred on January 24, 2018 in the area of Blosser and Main. The victim in that incident suffered minor injuries.

Francisco Lopez-Rivera was booked into jail on a warrant for attempted murder, carjacking.

Luis Arturo Martinez was booked into jail on a warrant for attempted murder.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact SMPD at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2277 (Dispatch) or (805) 928-3781 ext. COPS (2677). Information can be le ft anonymously.

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