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UPDATE: Detectives investigate overnight homicide in Oceano

Posted at 6:07 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 19:26:25-04

UPDATE (6:05 a.m.) – Detectives have learned the victim of a homicide in Oceano early Wednesday morning was a resident in the neighborhood where he died.

The name and age of the victim are still unknown. Authorities say the man knocked on a neighbor’s door just after midnight and told them he had been shot. He died inside the neighbor’s home shortly after.

Deputies were called to the scene for a call of an assault with a deadly weapon.

The SLO County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to avoid the 2200 block of Beach St. where detectives have launched a homicide investigation.

If anyone has any information about the incident, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 805-781-4550.

Courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office


UPDATE (5:40 a.m.) – Detectives are interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence from an Oceano neighborhood where a man was found dead overnight.

Tony Cipolla, SLO County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, says there is no concern for public safety Wednesday morning but detectives are working to identify possible suspects in the homicide case.

The name of the victim is unknown. Cipolla tells KSBY detectives found the man dead inside a home on Beach St. where he had knocked on the door and told the residents he had been shot.


UPDATE (4:25 a.m.) – Detectives have released new details about the victim of a homicide overnight in Oceano.

An unidentified man walked up to a house on the 2200 block of Beach St. and told the residents he had been shot. Sheriff’s officials say that man later died from his injuries.

It is unclear whether the man lived in the area and what exactly happened to him.


ORIGINAL STORY – San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a suspected homicide that happened overnight in Oceano.

Sheriff’s office spokesperson Tony Cipolla says deputies and detectives were called to the 2200 block of Beach St. shortly after midnight. The crime scene is just a few blocks south of Fairgrove Elementary School.

Cipolla says they are not releasing any information about the victim or a possible suspect at this time.

The sheriff’s office expects to release more details later Wednesday. We have a KSBY crew at the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

This marks the second homicide in Oceano this year. Detectives are still investigating the death of 90-year-old Lawrence Bross who was found dead in his home located in the 1400 block of Strand Way in Oceano on Jan. 24.

Detectives do not think the two Oceano homicides are connected.