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Officer-involved shooting leads to arrest in Guadalupe

No one was injured
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Paul Delgadillo
Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 00:19:24-04

UPDATE (8:20 p.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect involved as 48-year-old Paul Delgadillo of Guadalupe.

According to the press release, he was booked on for assault with a deadly weapon, along with using a firearm against a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

He's being held on a $1 million dollar bail.

Police say the officer who discharged the firearm was Sgt. Frank Medina, who has served on the Guadalupe Police Department for 17 years.

The investigation remains ongoing, the Sheriff's Office will be conducting the criminal investigation, while the Guadalupe Police conduct an administrative investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: Roads remain closed in Guadalupe following an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, which is handling the investigation, says the incident began when Guadalupe police responded to a tire fire at around 6:30 a.m. on 11th Street and Gularte Lane.

The sheriff’s office has not disclosed the events that unfolded after officers arrived, but said three officers and one suspect were involved and both lethal and non-lethal shots were fired.

No one was injured.

The suspect is reportedly known to police and was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.

The road from Main Street to Highway 1 remains closed while the investigation continues.

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