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San Luis Obispo man taken into custody following standoff late Monday evening

San Luis Obispo standoff
San Luis Obispo standoff

ARTICLE FROM KEYT by Caleb NguyenAndrew Gillies.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A 30-year-old San Luis Obispo man was taken into custody for unlawful discharge of a weapon after a standoff late Monday evening in San Luis Obispo.

On Jun. 30, 2024, police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of the 1500 block of Madonna Road, but officers did not find evidence of the gunshots stated the San Luis Obispo Police Department in a press release Tuesday about the incident.

Early the next morning of Jul. 1, police received information from a resident in the area who had discovered a bullet hole in the trunk of their vehicle and officers began to investigate the cause shared the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, officer's investigation determined that a 30-year-old man who lived in an apartment in the area might have been the person who fired the gun.

Around 5:15 p.m. on Jul. 1, police received a 911 call that the 30-year-old man was banging on the door and window of a neighbor's apartment while holding a gun detailed the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Responding officers found that the 30-year-old had retreated into his apartment and refused to comply with law enforcement commands to come outside explained the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

According to San Luis Obispo Police, the regional SWAT team was called to assist and a safety perimeter was created as adjacent apartment buildings were evacuated.

Crisis negotiators were able to reach the barricaded man via cell phone and spoke with him for several hours shared the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Around 11:26 p.m. on Jul. 1, the 30-year-old exited his apartment and was taken into custody without further incident explained the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

The man was transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail where he was booked on violation of Penal Code section 246.3-Felony Unlawful Discharge of a Weapon detailed the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

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