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.

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Here’s where we should have a neighborhood party.

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

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.

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!

órale ese vato loco!