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Santa Maria police identify suspect in deadly weekend shooting

Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 21:36:32-04

The Santa Maria Police Department has identified a suspect in the deadly shooting that took place Sunday outside of the 805 Tacos restaurant on W. Main Street.

Police are currently looking for Juan Carlos Hernandez, 29, of Santa Maria.

Investigators say Hernandez was last seen fleeing the area in a silver 2013 Honda Fit with a California license plate number of 6WTU141.

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Police say Hernandez should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 911.

Jose Gonzalez Medina, 33, died as a result of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Santa Maria Police Department at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2278. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 928-3781 ext. 2677.