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Teen charged with murder for shooting death of man in Santa Maria

Posted at 3:08 PM, Nov 06, 2018

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in connection with a deadly shooting Friday night in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office says the case against Augustin F. was filed in juvenile court due to his age. His full last name has not been released.

The teen was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with the shooting death of Salomon Morales-Robles near the Westgate Apartments on the 1200 block of W. Bethel Lane.

Several special allegations were filed against Augustin F., including that the murder was “carried out to further the activities of a criminal street gang.”

He also faces charges of attempted murder for the shooting of two people in Santa Maria hours after the murder. They are expected to survive.

Augustin F. is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 7.

Juvenile arrested in connection with shootings in Santa Maria