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October 6, 2021 – Santa Barbara County, Ca.
It was a busy Saturday on October 1st for the Santa Maria Police Department when officers were dispatched to a West Taft Street home just before the midnight hour pursuant to a report of “a man threatening another man with a gun.”
According to SMPD spokesman Sgt. Andy Magallon, as officers rolled up to the scene, the soundof gunshots could be heard, one of which was “a shot fired in their direction” aimed at OfficerKaitlyn McCorkle which failed to hit its intended target. At that point, the Santa Barbara CountySheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics team was summoned to the scene,accompanied by multiple K-9 units as well as the Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit. Inside the home, police discovered Filodelfo Hernandez Garcia suffering from two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The ensuing search, taking place over the next several hours, lead the cops to discover their suspect barricaded inside an unoccupied nearby residence. With a secure perimeter quickly established, the SBSD’s Crisis Negotiation Team went to work, quickly identifying 20-year-old Santa Maria resident Jose Manuel Ramirez Magos as the individual responsible for the violence.
“After several hours of negotiation,” Magos gave up his barricaded position inside the residence at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning. He was promptly taken into custody, arrested at the scene, and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail. He was charged with multiple firearms violations, attempted murder, and attempted murder of a peace officer, and remains in custody with his bail set at $1,000,000.
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