Crime

North County man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Jim Pinedo, 38, of San Miguel is facing life in state prison after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the neck in October 2017. His girlfriend says she shot herself on accident when Pinedo tried to take the gun away from her while she was under the influence of meth.
Jim Pinedo, 38, of San Miguel is facing life in state prison after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the neck in October 2017. His girlfriend says she shot herself on accident when Pinedo tried to take the gun away from her while she was under the influence of meth.

A 37-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder stemming from an Oct. 2 incident in which he allegedly shot an unnamed person in the neck, according to a release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

At 5:30 a.m. Friday, sheriff’s detectives, a special enforcement detail and the regional SWAT team served a high-risk warrant for an attempted murder investigation in the 2700 block of Pine Hawk Way in San Miguel, the release said.

During the search, authorities located Jim Pinedo on the property and arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder. The search warrant was in conjunction with an attempted murder investigation that was initiated on Oct. 2, the release said.

The victim was reportedly shot in the neck by Pinedo and sought medical treatment at a local hospital. Authorities responded to the hospital that day, investigated the circumstances and determined Pinedo was the suspect.

Pinedo was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail and his bail has been set at $555,000.

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