Three Charged in 2017 Homicide Investigation

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Three Charged in 2017 Homicide Investigation
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Source: Santa Maria Police Department

On September 3, 2017 Edward Ramirez was shot and killed in the 2000 block of North Lazo in Santa Maria. Since that time, Santa Maria Police Detectives have continued investigating this homicide and, as a result, three suspects have been charged as follows:

Thomas Castillo - 182.5/187 PC: Gang conspiracy to commit murder, 186.22 PC: Gang conspiracy for possession of a firearm
Nicholas Guzman- 182.5/187 PC: Gang conspiracy to commit murder,186.22 PC: Gang conspiracy for possession of a firearm
Juan Contreras - 182.5/187 PC: Gang conspiracy to commit murder

This case remains under investigation. The Santa Maria Police Department is requesting anyone with information on this homicide call (805) 928-3781 extension 2278, or the SMPD Tip Line at (805) 928-3781 extension 2677.

There is no further information being released at this time.

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