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Suspect in Attempted Murder of Police Officer Captured

Suspect in Attempted Murder of Police Officer Captured

by Ryan MasonNovember 17, 2020

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.

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Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason is a former police officer and the Editor in Chief of the Law Enforcement News Network. Ryan has been a writer, editor, and photojournalist over the last decade, providing content for over a dozen national and international publications in both law enforcement and aviation.
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