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Wednesday 04/06/2022 2:23 PM - Homicide Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 4-6-22, Approximately 7:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: 9000 block of Goldie Lane, Creston
Victim Information: Adult Male
Suspect Information: Cruz Christopher Gomez, Jr., 42, Creston
Details of News Release: On 4-6-22, Deputies responded to a report of a shooting which had occurred in the 9000 block of Goldie Lane in Creston. When Deputies arrived at that location, they discovered a male victim with a gunshot wound. Medical aid was administered, but a short time later the victim died from his injuries. Detectives began an immediate homicide investigation. The suspect in this incident has been identified as 42-year-old Cruz Gomez, Jr. of Creston. Detectives and Deputies have been searching for Gomez. The Sheriff's Office has a warrant for his arrest charging murder. He is considered armed and dangerous. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance. If you see Gomez or have any information as to his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff's Office. There is no indication of any threats against the general public. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 04/06/2022 2:24 PM