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Murder charges filed in deadly Lompoc shooting

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 01, 2022

Murder charges have been filed against an 18-year-old man for a deadly shooting in Lompoc.

Jorge Solis Tafoya Jr., 18, is charged with one count of murder with an enhancement for intentionally and personally using a firearm in the killing.

Police say Maurilio De La Cruz, 37, was shot and killed shortly before 1 a.m. on February 19, in the 1000 block of North H Street.

Tafoya was arrested on March 30.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Maria Superior Court on April 4.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting.