Man shot in SLO

San Luis Obispo police are searching for two suspects who were allegedly involved in a shooting last Thursday.

Geoffrey Morgan Hyde

According to SLOPD, they received a call regarding a possible shooting on the 400 Block of Buena Vista around 7:45 p.m. Callers told police the shooting may have occurred inside a residence.

Responding officers found Geoffrey Morgan Hyde, 22, of SLO, who had been shot in the back.

Hyde was at the scene by San Luis Obispo Fire Department personnel initially before being transported to a local hospital. He was admitted prior to undergoing surgery. He was listed as in stable condition.

SLO investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence.

“The search revealed evidence that the shooting may have occurred due to a drug transaction. We recovered some prescription medication during the search,” SLOPD Lieutenant John Bledsoe said.

According to SLOPD, investigators claim the two suspects entered the residence. It is believed they were attempting to make a drug transaction for prescription medication.

Police say the first suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 6’0” tall with a lanky build. He was last seen wearing a gray “South Pole” sweatshirt and jeans.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, about 5’6” tall with a chubby build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

Investigators say Hyde and suspect number one were involved in a physical altercation in which the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Hyde.

Police say the suspects fled the area in an unknown vehicle after the shooting.

SLOPD is asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.

Read more:

The Tribune: Shooting near Cal Poly may be related to drug deal, police say

Cal Coast News: Former Poly football player shot in SLO drug deal gone wrong

KSBY: UPDATE: Police identify 22-year-old who was shot in San Luis Obispo home

Man shot in SLO was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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