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Santa Maria Police Department
Monday October 7th, 2019 :: 06:13 p.m. PDT


Murder suspect identified

The Santa Maria Police Department is seeking the assistance from the community in locating the suspect involved in the homicide that occurred on Sunday October 6, 2019. The suspect has been identified as 29 year old Juan Carlos Hernandez, a resident of Santa Maria.
Detectives investigating the shooting that occurred at approximately 3:30 pm on Sunday at a business in the 1000 block of W. Main St. learned that the suspect shot and killed 33 year old Jose Medina Gonzalez also a resident of Santa Maria. Suspect Hernandez was last seen fleeing the scene in a silver 2013 Honda Fit with California license plate number 6WTU141. Hernandez is considered to be armed and dangerous and SMPD is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to not approach the suspect and call 911.
Sgt. Alfredo Ruiz

Santa Maria Police Department
1111 W Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-928-3781

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