Suspect in Attempted Murder of Police Officer Captured
The suspected wanted for the attempted murder of a Santa Maria police officer on Saturday is in custody today after a manhunt that involved please from the public for the whereabouts of the suspect.
Officers responding to a domestic disturbance call in the 200 block of East Grant Street in Santa Maria, California Saturday were shot at by a suspect later identified as 27-year-old Dustin Morales, who then fled the scene and carjacked a citizen at gunpoint to escape the area.
Morales was taken into custody Tuesday by officers from the California Highway Patrol a spokesperson from the Santa Maria Police Department confirmed.
The officer involved in the initial incident was unharmed.