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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies Say Armed Man Shot During Confrontation

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 12:18am

A Goleta man is reported to be in stable condition, after he was shot in a confrontation with Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies were called to the 4700 block of Andrita Street around 3 a.m. Saturday, by reports of shots being fired in the neighborhood. They say they arrived to find Gerardo Martinez standing in the front yard of a home, holding a gun. They say he confronted the deputies, so they opened fire, hitting the 25 year old man. Sheriff’s Department officials aren’t saying if Martinez fired any shots.

Officials say he’s being charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, and criminal gang charges.

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