Victim Identified in Fatal Santa Maria Shooting
Update by the Santa Maria Police Department
October 27, 2022
The victim was identified as Adelberto Moises Gabino, 33 years old and a resident of Santa Maria.
Investigators are still working to determine a motive in the case and no suspects have been arrested. The case remains an active investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has information about this case is urged to contact Det. Corral at the Santa Maria Police Department Detective Bureau at (805) 928-3781 xt. 2243
By the Santa Maria Police Department
October 21, 2022
On Thursday, 10/20/2022 at about 11 pm, officers responded to the area of Boone and Western regarding multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area.
Officers responded to the vicinity and found that a grey Honda Civic had struck a building on the northeast corner of the intersection. As they investigated the incident, officers discovered the driver had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was deceased.
A crime scene was established by patrol officers and members of the SMPD Detective Bureau, Crime Lab and UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Team responded to the scene to further investigate.
The decedent was identified as a 33-year-old male. His identity is not being released at this time, pending notification to next of kin. It is unknown at this time if the shooting is gang related.
The investigation is ongoing and the SMPD are asking for the public’s help. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information regarding this shooting, are asked to contact the Santa Maria Police Department at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2243 for Det. Corral.
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Oct 27, 2022 02:17 PM
Condolences to his family and friends. Losing anyone to a violent crime like this must be agonizing. I wish people had better hearts.