Deputies identify teen killed in Orcutt officer involved shooting

March 27, 2023


Deputies identified the teen shot and killed outside the Melody Mini Market in Orcutt Saturday night as 19-year-old Manuel Reyes Rios of Santa Maria. The shooting involved an off-duty Santa Maria police officer.

Shortly after 8 p.m., a caller reported a shooting outside the small market. Officers arrived to find one person dead and the officer at the scene.

Investigators are not currently releasing further information about the shooting or the officer involved.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting. Deputies are asking anyone with information about Saturday’s fatal shooting to call (805) 681-4150, or remain anonymous through the tipline at (805) 681-4171.