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UPDATE: Suspect in SLO County shooting, stabbing taken into custody

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 00:38:37-04

UPDATE (3:18 p.m.) - A suspect wanted for a shooting and a separate stabbing in northern San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday has been taken into custody.

A KSBY News crew near the scene of the stabbing in Paso Robles witnessed authorities surround a nearby backyard on St. Anne Drive where the suspect was hiding in a hot tub.

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Police take Cruz Gomez, Jr. into custody near the scene of a stabbing in Paso Robles on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.


(2:40 p.m.) - San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's officials and Paso Robles police are looking for Cruz Christopher Gomez, Jr., who is suspected in two separate violent crimes on Wednesday.

At about 7:30 a.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 9000 block of Goldie Lane near Santa Margarita.

A male victim was found with a gunshot wound. Sheriff's officials say medical aid was administered, but he died a short time later.

Just before 1 p.m., police in Paso Robles responded to a stabbing in the 1100 block of Alamo Creek.

A woman was taken to a local hospital with multiple stab wounds.

In both cases, authorities identified Gomez as a suspect.

According to police, Gomez was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Sheriff's officials say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.