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UPDATE: Shooting suspect detained after hours-long standoff in Arroyo Grande

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Sep 18, 2023

UPDATE (4:37 p.m.) - The suspect has been identified as Anthony Carducci, 75, from Arroyo Grande.

UPDATE (4 p.m.) - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says deputies entered the home around 3:30 p.m. and detained the suspect. The investigation is ongoing and officials ask people to avoid the area.

UPDATE (2:20 p.m.) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says multiple agencies and dozens of deputies remain on scene in rural Arroyo Grande where a standoff with a shooting suspect is still underway.

The spokesman says witnesses told the sheriff's office that Monday morning, two men were arguing before the suspect shot at the other man. He was reportedly not injured.

The spokesman adds that authorities are wanting to resolve the situation peacefully. The man, whose name has not been released, is reportedly still inside his home, which is near the scene of the shooting, and refusing to come out.

The sheriff's office says that some people in the area were evacuated and others were told to shelter in place.

UPDATE (1:40 p.m.) - A standoff with the suspect remains ongoing.

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's spokesman says authorities are in contact with the suspect but there are no other updates at this time.

(10:27 a.m.) - San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a report of shots fired in a neighborhood on the Arroyo Grande Mesa.

Sheriff's officials say the report came in at around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The incident reportedly happened in the area of Northview Ave. and some residents in that area are being sheltered in place. Northview Ave. is blocked off to traffic.

According to a sheriff's office spokesman, the suspect is alone inside his house and deputies on scene are trying to convince him to come out.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.