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Santa Maria Police Department
Friday May 19th, 2023 :: 03:47 p.m. PDT


UPDATE: Attempted murder suspect arrested

On Friday, May 19, 2023, at about 12:00 pm, the California Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team located and arrested 35-year-old Eddie Ray Dominguez in the Arroyo Grande area. Dominguez was wanted for an outstanding warrant generated by SMPD detectives in connection to a May 6, 2023 stabbing in Santa Maria.

Dominguez was turned over to SMPD detectives investigating this case before being booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on his outstanding warrant for attempted murder.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Detective Hesch at (805) 928-3781 ext. 1349, or the SMPD Communications Center at (805) 928 -3781 ext. 2277.

Prepared by:
Daniel Rios, Sergeant II
Detective Bureau Supervisor

On 5/6/2023 at 0215 hours, SMPD responded to a stabbing in the 200 block of E. Tunnell.  The Victim sustained several stab wounds during the incident.  

During the course of the investigation, Eddie Ray Dominguez (DOB: 8/27/1987) was identified as the suspect.  

Santa Maria Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance in locating Dominguez.  He is considered dangerous.  Please do not attempt to apprehend.  

If you have any information regarding his location please contact Santa Maria Police Department (805) 928-3781 X2277.  Any other information regarding this incident please contact Detective Hesch, (805) 928-3781 X1349.

Santa Maria Police Department
1111 W Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-928-3781

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