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Fernando Castro, 19
Solvang, California
May 26, 2016

Agencies: California Highway Patrol | Santa Maria Police Department California | Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office California | San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office California

Last updated: 5 months ago

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The car 19-year-old Castro was believed to be traveling in was spotted in San Luis Obispo County. California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded, chased the vehicle, and engaged in a shootout with Castro.

He fled the shooting in his gold 1997 Saturn and ran into a residential area, entering a mobile home. The woman occupying the mobile home was quickly exited to safety, but Castro slipped out of the home and stole the woman’s truck, firing at authorities upon driving away.

They returned fire, striking and killing Castro.