Crime

Suspect in custody following shooting in San Luis Obispo

A shooting was reported Saturday, July 19, 2014, on Bluerock Drive in San Luis Obispo.
A shooting was reported Saturday, July 19, 2014, on Bluerock Drive in San Luis Obispo.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: Cesar Rosales was booked into County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder with bail set at $500,000.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Cesar Rosales, 22, of Washington state has been taken into custody by the San Luis Obispo Police Department as a suspect in a shooting Saturday morning.

A news release said that San Luis Obispo police responded to reports of gunshots at about 11:20 a.m. in the 500 block of Bluerock Drive, not on Stoneridge Drive as stated earlier in the day. Callers also said they saw a male suspect with a rifle immediately after hearing the shots.

The intended victim, who was uninjured, identified the shooter as his stepson, who had fled the scene with a rifle in a silver Dodge Charger.

The police narrowed the search area to a neighborhood in Oceano, where deputies with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office found Rosales and his vehicle. The rifle was found a short time later in Arroyo Grande, the news release said.

Detectives are still investigating the incident but there are no additional suspects.

ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities have detained a possible suspect in a shooting that occurred Saturday morning in San Luis Obispo.

At about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, San Luis Obispo police responded to a call about someone shooting into a car in the 600 block of Stoneridge Drive, Lt. John Bledsoe said.  

The victim was sitting in his car when his stepson allegedly approached and fired into the vehicle, Bledsoe said. The man inside the car was unhurt and the suspect left the scene.

At about 1 p.m., sheriff's deputies located the possible suspect in Oceano and were detaining him until San Luis Obispo investigators arrived, Bledsoe said at about 1:30 p.m. The suspect's vehicle also was found on 19th Street in Oceano, according to initial reports. 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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