Suspect Dies in Santa Maria Shooting

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Update by Santa Maria Police Department

Earlier today, Santa Maria Police Detectives were advised that the suspect in this shooting, 56 year old Ronald Enos, a resident of Santa Maria, had passed away as a result of his injuries. 

Due to the age of the victim, we are not releasing any identifying information at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Santa Maria Police Detective Silver is requesting anyone with information on this case contact him at 805-928-3781 x 1346. 


Source: Santa Maria Police Department

On [Monday], November 4, 2019, at about 2235 hours, Santa Maria Police Officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of W. Williams Street to a report of a shooting, with the suspect still on scene. Upon arrival, officers encountered a juvenile victim who suffered from a gunshot wound and one of his family members outside of the home. 

The officers learned the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with an adult family member. Some time during the dispute, the adult family member shot the juvenile victim and then shot himself. Both individuals were transported to an area hospital where they remain in critical condition. 

Additional information will be released as the investigation progresses. For any further inquiries, please contact Lt. Paul VanMeel.

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JB86 Nov 05, 2019 06:56 PM
Suspect Dies in Santa Maria Shooting

The late George Hobbes was right. If you have been around SB County for at least 25 years, you know, but nowadays we are not allowed to say it.

LCP112233 Nov 05, 2019 10:14 AM
Suspect Dies in Santa Maria Shooting

An adult shooting a kid? OMG. In other news, a 19 year old is arrested for two separate felony robberies, threatening use of a gun. And another arrested for robbing a liquor store. That's just one day of life in the pit....Santa Maria.

a-1573806042 Nov 05, 2019 08:25 PM
Suspect Dies in Santa Maria Shooting

Santa Maria is sliding into the wallow and nobody, especially the SM City Council, cares to stop it. Wowzers!

a-1573806042 Nov 05, 2019 08:46 AM
Suspect Dies in Santa Maria Shooting

Santa Maria has given new life to the Wild, Wild West in this county. Have they ever been able to go a full seven days without a shooting?

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