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Police make arrest in Fourth of July shooting, attempted murder in Lompoc

Suspect arrested following a bar fight in August

Police make arrest in Fourth of July...

LOMPOC, Calif. - The Lompoc Police Department made a big announcement during a Wednesday afternoon press conference--an arrest in a Lompoc attempted murder investigation.

Police arrested a 19-year-old in connection to the July 4, 2017 shooting and attempted murder in Lompoc. Police believe this incident was gang related.

"Wish they had more parental guidance," Lompoc resident Lisa Osborn said.

People living in Lompoc are reacting to Lompoc Police announcing that they've arrested a suspected gang member who they believe pulled the trigger during a triple shooting on July 4th. 

"I'm glad that they made the arrest and I'm glad that they announced it and let the community know what's going on," Osborn said. "Makes you feel a little safer..but it also makes you think what else is out there."

Authorities recently arrested three people for a bar fight that occurred in August 2017 and left one person hurt.

During those arrests, they seized 10 guns and over 800 rounds of ammunition. 

One of the men arrested in the bar fight incident, Anthony Arroyo, 19, was linked to that July 4th shooting in an alley near F and G Street in the City of Lompoc that left three people badly injured.

Arroyo was booked on three counts of attempted murder. Police are still looking for one suspect in connection to the bar fight incident.

"We have one outstanding suspect by the name of Luis Parra," Lompoc Police Captain Joe Mariani said. "We are requesting that anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Luis Parra to contact the detective division of the Lompoc Police Department..if you know him, we're asking that you encourage him to turn himself in."

"I know the schools work really hard and the community works really hard..and hopefully the parents work with their community to keep kids on the right path.. and speak up," Osborn said. 

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of 29-year-old Luis Parra is urged to contact the Lompoc Police Department at 805-875-8121.


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