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Santa Maria police make arrest connected to Monday shooting

Posted at 5:50 PM, Dec 18, 2020

The Santa Maria Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a shooting on Monday.

The shooting was reported at about 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of West Williams St.

Police say officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital and reportedly remains in critical condition.

On Thursday, police say detectives served warrants related to the shooting investigation in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, and Tanglewood.

Justin Orozco, 19, of Guadalupe was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail where he is being held on $1 million bail.

The Santa Maria Police Department is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Robbins at (805) 928-3781 ext. 1361 or call the tip line at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2677 (COPS).