Murder suspect arrested after stabbing a woman in Paso Robles

April 6, 2022


Paso Robles police arrested a Creston man on Wednesday after he allegedly shot and killed a man in Santa Margarita and then stabbed a woman in Paso Robles multiple times.

Shortly after 7 a.m., a caller reported a shooting in rural Santa Margarita. Deputies then determined 42-year-old Cruz Gomez Jr. had shot and killed a man on the 9000 block of Goldie Lane. The victim’s name is not being release pending notification of his next of kin.

Gomez later went to a home on the 1100 block of Alamo Creek where he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times. First responders transported the victim to a local hospital shortly after 1 p.m.

Officers located Gomez nearby on St. Ann Drive. After arresting the suspect, officers booked Gomez into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

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We are about to be flooded with early release prisoners, many of which are violent offenders. I wish I owned an alarm system company.

$100,000 bail?? for murder??! Is this correct information or is this state completely unhinged?

We need to build more prisons and keep these people locked up for public safety…you don’t reform a guy that does something like this…there should be no bail in cases like this…keep him locked up…just like the shooter in Sacramento…he has been in and out of prison all his life for weapons charges and worse….we deserve better from our state’s leaders….they are failing us…

“Bail set at $100,000.” ?!?