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Sheriff’s Office Continues to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting Case

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information regarding the suspect who was found deceased on May 7, 2019, inside an apartment near Turnpike Road following an exchange of gunfire with Santa Barbara Police Officers.  Because it is still an active investigation, many details are not yet available for release.  However, an autopsy was performed yesterday, May 9, 2019, on the suspect, 32-year-old Francisco Anthony Alcaraz Jr. and it was determined that he expired from multiple gunshot wounds. Once a final review of the autopsy is complete, the Sheriff’s Office will release additional information.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), along with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) Forensics team, have processed the scene and are currently examining the collected evidence. Detectives with the SBSO Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate the incident as well.

The Sheriff’s Office plans to provide an update next week.

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