Oceano woman shoots neighbor during dispute

November 19, 2016
Loretta Dean Lopez

Loretta Dean Lopez

A 57-year-old Oceano woman shot her neighbor in the abdomen during an argument on Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m., Loretta Dean Lopez brandished a gun during an dispute with a male neighbor when she allegedly shot him in the abdomen. Medical personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he is being treated for the non-life-threatening injury.

San Luis Obispo County sheriff deputies arrested Lopez on a charge of attempted murder and booked her into the jail. She is being held on $500,000 bail.



  1. ConfedOfDunces says:

    Here’s where we should have a neighborhood party.

  2. DPINC says:

    I moved into a new house about 1 1/2 years ago , still once in a while someone thinks my driveway is theirs (neighbors) came home a few weeks ago neighbors friends truck parked completely on my front lawn ,so gotta go confront them,,,,,, have them move it . Or come home and someones in my driveway doin dope . neighbor confrontations can be dangerous . SEEMS LIKE COMMON SENSE AND RESPECT FOR SOMEONES PROPERTY DOES NOT EXIST THESE DAYS !!!!!!!!!!! IM WORKIN ON A FENCE TO END THIS PROBLEM ,THEN THEY WILL PROBABLY PARK IN FRONT OF MY GATE ,,,CRAZY

  3. CentralcoastRN says:

    She looks mentally ill, yep even from that mug shot.

    I don’t care how much my neighbor pisses me off, I’m not going to shoot them. Ever. I might TRY to have a conversation that didn’t involve passive aggressive bullshit. I might annoy them. I might ignore them. I might sue them if the problem had no solution. To shoot someone means I am in danger.

    I would REALLY like to know what tragedy happened that left this woman thinking that shooting her neighbor in the gut was the legit best option.

  4. SLOBIRD says:

    Sometimes enough is just enough! While shooting would never be an option for me, I have been pushed to my limits with actions and behaviors of one of my neighbors. Pretty sad when 8 of us immediate neighbors had to make a formal complaint because it just needs to stop.

    Don’t know what the circumstances are but this behavior is just not accepted in a civil society. Very sad!

  5. Pelican1 says:

    órale ese vato loco!

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