Timestamp8/21/14 0:02
Date Searched2-Aug-12
StateCA - California
CountySanta Barbara
CitySanta Maria
Victim NameRobert Padilla Reyes
Victim's Age37
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired14
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponToy/fake/non-lethal gun
SummaryReyes led the police in a car chase which ended after his car was disabled with a spike strip on Highway 1. He brandished a realistic looking fake semi-automatic weapon and all three officers fired shots. 18 shots were fired, 5 hit Reyes. He had methamphetamines in his system as well as alcohol, and already had "2 strikes" in the California system. There is some speculation that he might have been considering suicide by cop. The killing was later deemed justified by the local DA.
Source Linkhttp://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/fatal-police-shooting-deemed-justified/article_faf2eda2-21bc-11e3-a73c-0019bb2963f4.html
County StateSanta Barbara CA - California
City StateSanta Maria CA - California