A man is in custody after San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered he had attempted to kill his own father.
According to the SLO Sheriff’s Office, they received a report last Tuesday of multiple shots fired in the 1600 block of 14th Street in Los Osos. When deputies arrived, they contacted the male victim, who reported multiple gunshots had been fired through a front window where he was sleeping. The victim was not hurt in the incident.
With the assistance of the SLO Police Department, sheriff’s detectives were able to determine the suspect in this case was the victim’s son, 23-year-old Turner Lee Newman of San Luis Obispo.
The Atascadero Police Department located the suspect approximately four hours later in his vehicle parked in a parking lot on the corner of Santa Ysabel Avenue and Parriza Court in Atascadero.
The weapon used in the incident, a semi-automatic handgun, was recovered in the suspect’s vehicle. Newman was questioned and later arrested for attempted murder and shooting into an occupied residence. Newman is currently in SLO County Jail with no bail.