Coroner: Man shot dead by Chumash casino security guard was high on meth

Posted at 10:09 PM, Apr 16, 2018

New information was released Monday regarding the February shooting death of a man at Chumash Casino Resort.

Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover said toxicology results revealed the man, 37-year-old Jose Guido of Santa Barbara, had a high level of methamphetamine in his system.

The sheriff’s investigation previously revealed Guido attacked a security guard with a Taser before he was shot to death.

Casino security investigators found Guido – who had been permanently banned from casino property – trespassing in the casino’s parking garage in the early morning hours of February 20. There was a confrontation and a struggle, during which Guido grabbed a security guard’s Taser and used it against him.

The security guard responded by shooting Guido three times with a gun, according to the sheriff’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hoover said Monday the case is still under investigation and is not expected to be ready to send to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office this week.

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