SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives and Santa Maria Police Officers are  searching for a wanted gang member, who they say may be armed.

Daniel Arbayo Gil, 29, is suspected of running from detectives after they attempted to serve a search warrant at his home on Bentley Avenue at about 5p.m. on Tuesday. Gil is a wanted suspect related to a weapons violation.

When detectives showed up, Gil barricaded himself inside his home and managed to escape out the back door. He was last seen running toward Blosser Road.

Gil is an Hispanic male, approximately 6’2” tall and weighs about 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and no shirt or shoes.

Gil is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not contact him, call 911.