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Update: Shooting suspect arrested 

Update posted 5 p.m.

–On Monday at 12 p.m., the Atascadero Police Department’s Investigations Unit arrested Derrick Lee Green, a 36-year-old male from Atascadero. Green was booked at San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and being a felon in possession of a firearm, both felonies. Green’s bail was set at $100,000. This investigation is on-going and no further information will be released at this time.


Original story posted Monday, 11:40 a.m.

Atascadero police investigate shooting incident

–On Sunday, Feb. 9, at about 5:50 p.m., Atascadero Police Department officers and members of the Atascadero Fire Services responded to the 8800 block of Old Santa Rosa Road for a reported shooting.

Officers and fire personnel arrived on the scene and discovered a male victim had been shot in the stomach at close range, according to a press release from the city of Atascadero.

The alleged suspect in the shooting fled the scene prior to officer arrival. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Atascadero’s Crime Scene and Investigations Units, along with investigators from the District Attorney’s Office responded and began conducting a follow-up investigation.

The victim’s condition is unknown at this time, but he is expected to survive, the release said.

A preliminary investigation shows that the cause of the shooting may be accidental. Police are actively conducting a follow-up investigation of the incident. No further information will be released at this time.


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