Attempted murder in Oceano
May 23, 2012
Brandon Rietkerk, 28, was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun, and pulling the trigger in an attempt to shoot a 35-year-old Oceano man on the 300 block of McCarthy Avenue. After the gun did not fire, the victim grabbed the weapon and pistol whipped Rietkerk.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrived to find Rietkerk attempting to flee the scene.
Emergency personnel transported Rietkerk to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries before being arrested and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. He’s being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The victim was treated at the scene for injuries he sustained in the altercation.