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Sheriff’s Detectives assisting Guadalupe Police in suspicious death

At approximately 6:30 pm on Thursday March 21, 2019, the Guadalupe Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot in a home in the 700 block of Olivera Street in the City of Guadalupe. When officers arrived, they located a deceased 17-year-old male who sustained a single gunshot wound. The circumstances surrounding the death were not apparent. The Guadalupe Police Department requested assistance from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

Sheriff’s Detectives are currently investigating the death as suspicious. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time. Detectives do not believe that there is a current threat to the public. The incident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information is asked to call (805) 681-4150. To leave an anonymous tip please call (805) 681-4171 or go to our website at

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