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Yet *another* killing in Santa Maria – cops kill Robert Padilla Reyes, 37, who they allege was holding a ‘replica gun’

“The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department has identified the man shot and killed Thursday evening by Santa Maria police after he allegedly brandished a replica firearm at officers as Robert Padilla Reyes, 37, of Santa Maria. Reyes allegedly led law enforcement officers from various agencies on a vehicle pursuit through Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Nipomo […]

Santa Maria police strike again, shooting and killing – video

“Police say they spotted the suspect’s vehicle and tried to pull it over but the driver sped away instead. The pursuit lasted about one hour. The suspect allegedly led officers on a chase at high speeds from Santa Maria into San Luis Obispo County and then back into the Santa Maria area. The pursuit finally […]

Santa Maria police shoot and kill man, giving awkward account of his murder

“A sheriff’s sergeant responding to the call spotted the suspect, who has not been identified, and his vehicle in a nearby gas station. The Sheriff’s Department report says the suspect told the sergeant he had guns in his vehicle, ignored orders by the sergeant and drove off. The man led deputies, Santa Maria police and […]