Crime

Four suspects arrested for attempted murder in Lompoc

LOMPOC, Calif. - Lompoc police arrested four teens connected with an attempted murder reported last week.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting that happened at 5:38 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 near the intersection of North M Street and West Maple Avenue. They did not find evidence at the scene, though.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center Emergency Room staff reported a gunshot victim walked in for treatment 30 minutes later.

Police tried to talk with the victim, but that person was uncooperative with investigators.

Officers later found a video of the shooting, and that evidence helped lead them to three of the suspects that night.

Police arrested 19-year-old Nathan Barcelona and two unidentified juveniles in Santa Barbara.

They were also charged with several crimes committed in the city of Santa Barbara.

Police found these suspects in possession of a gun and they believe it was used during the shooting. 

18-year-old Dominique Roman was also arrested in connection with the shooting.

Officers say Roman and the two juveniles are known gang members in Lompoc.

Roman, Barcelona, and the two juveniles could face charges for attempted murder with a gang enhancement.

Roman and Barcelona were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. The other two suspects were booked into Juvenile Hall.

Lompoc police believe all of the suspects connected with the shooting have been arrested.

 


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