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UPDATE: Santa Maria Police make arrest in deadly Saturday night shooting

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Posted at 11:06 PM, Jul 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-03 11:56:16-04

UPDATE: Santa Maria Police say they have made an arrest in a deadly shooting that took place Saturday night.

Police responded to reports of a shooting in front of the Louie B's bar on 213 East Main Street. When officers arrived they found a man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Police say when they arrived on scene they noticed an adult male sitting on the sidewalk a short distance away from the victim. Officers questioned him and found cause to arrest him for drug-related violations. Upon further investigation, police identified the man as Ron Tutay, 27, of Washington, and found evidence on scene leading to his arrest for murder.

Police are asking anyone with additional information about this shooting to contact Detective Oscar Corral at (805)928-3781 ext. 2243.

The identity of the man killed has not been released yet. This is the fourth homicide in the City of Santa Maria this year.
Santa Maria Police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night.

Police say they responded to reports of a shooting on the 200 block of East Main Street at around 9:24 p.m.

As of 11 p.m., first responders remain on scene investigating the incident.

Police say at least one person was injured and no arrests have been made at this time.

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