San Luis Obispo Police arrest murder suspect

February 10, 2011

San Luis Obispo Police officers arrested a Santa Maria man suspected of the attempted murder of a 21-year-old on Sunday.

Cole Sterling Milton, 19, is suspected of repeatedly stabbing Justin Hirsh near the intersection of Nipomo and High Streets with a sharp object at around 2:40 a.m.

Officers located Milton in Santa Maria, and then arrested and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. His bail was set at $500,000.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are still attempting to identify additional witnesses. Police are urging anyone with information to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 781-7317 or Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.