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Santa Maria police make arrest in murder case

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 15:12:26-05

A Santa Maria man is in jail on suspicion of murder following a deadly shooting over the weekend.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, Santa Maria police responding to a reported shooting in the 900 block of W. El Camino St. found Kevin Alan Najarro, 35, dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say investigators identified Robert Anthony Molina, 35, as the suspect in the shooting and arrested him at an apartment in the 200 block of N. Depot St.

Molina was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail where he is being held without bail.

Police say the shooting is not believed to be gang-related.

They're asking anyone with information about this case to call Det. Kulp at (805) 928-3781 ext. 1643 or the SMPD Tip Line at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2677 (COPS).