Santa Maria Man shoots juvenile relative, then shoots himself

November 5, 2019


A dispute between family members at a Santa Maria home Monday night resulted in a man shooting a juvenile relative of his and then shooting himself, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

The shooting left both the man and the juvenile in critical condition.

At about 10:30 p.m., the adult and juvenile relatives were involved in a verbal dispute at a residence in the 900 block of W. Williams Street. At some point during the dispute, the adult relative shot the juvenile, then shot himself, police said.

Following the shooting, officers arrived at the scene and found the juvenile victim, as well as one of his family members outside the home. Both of the wounded individuals were transported to the hospital.

Police have yet to release additional details about the incident.



STAY OUT of Santa Maria, it is a dangerous and violent city.

Thanks Alice Patino and failed city council.


It’s sad what the town of Santa Maria has become. I don’t even go into that 3rd world city anymore.


I feel a whole lot safer in Santa Maria than I do on any given day among the tweekers and heroin junkies in Mission Plaza or anywhere along San Luis Creek. At least gang bangers have a code of ethics.


Or how ’bout Nipomo? Especially the Mesa, right? I spent quite a bit of time in SM and never felt uncomfortable or at any type of risk, but in Nipomo? That’s a dark ass place…

But hey! In a county, SLO, that has one of the highest crime rates in the country (a) and has the highest crime rate in the state (b) they need someone to look down their snooty noses at… Just sayin’!