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Monday 01/04/2021 4:25 PM - Barricaded Subject

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Barricaded Subject
Date and Time of Incident: 1-4-21, Approximately 1:00 PM
Place of Occurrence: 2200 block of Carpenter Canyon Road, rural San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 1-4-21, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 2200 block of Carpenter Canyon Road in rural San Luis Obispo. When Deputies arrived on scene, they determined an adult male subject had fired several shots at the tires of an unattended vehicle. The subject had then barricaded himself inside the residence at that location with two other family members. The investigation revealed the subject was experiencing a mental health crisis. Deputies, members of the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail (SED), as well as Behavioral Health Specialists with the Sheriff's Community Action Team (CAT) were involved in negotiations with the subject. After approximately 90 minutes, the subject walked out of the home unarmed along with the two family members. No one was hurt during this incident. The subject was not arrested. He was placed on a mental health hold and is currently being evaluated and treated by mental health professionals.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 01/04/2021 4:26 PM