Update: Sheriff’s office releases new information regarding fatal shooting
Update posted Feb. 28, 2023:
Shooting in Arroyo Grande originally believed to be ‘road rage’ incident
– The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has issued an update regarding a shooting investigation that occurred at approximately 8 p.m on Nov. 4, 2022, in the Lopez Lake area of rural Arroyo Grande.
Deputies were called to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where 28-year-old Alexander Montero Pille, an Arroyo Grande resident, had been transported after sustaining a gunshot wound. Pille passed away at the hospital.
Initially, the involved parties who were present during the incident and transported Pille to the hospital reported that the shooting was related to a road rage incident on Los Berros Rd. However, after further investigation, sheriff’s detectives learned that the victim was with the involved parties in a vehicle near the Lopez Lake area of rural Arroyo Grande when the incident occurred. Based on the investigation, sheriff’s detectives say they now believe the shooting was unrelated to a road rage incident.
One of the involved parties in this incident is currently in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The sheriff’s office is withholding any additional names or information regarding this incident due to the ongoing investigation.
The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a newer dark grey lifted Toyota Tacoma with gold rims, as seen in the included photos, that was seen near the Lopez Lake area on the evening of Nov. 4, 2022. Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sheriff’s Detectives at 805-781-4500.
Update posted Nov. 16, 2022:
Update: Additional information on suspected ‘road rage’ incident released
– The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information regarding the shooting that occurred on Nov. 4. Sheriff’s detectives interviewed multiple witnesses who stated the incident between two vehicles occurred on Los Berros Road in rural Arroyo Grande.
The vehicles stopped on Los Berros Road, and a physical fight ensued between the occupants of the two vehicles. According to witnesses, the victim sustained a gunshot wound during the fight and was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
The victim is identified as 28-year-old Arroyo Grande resident Alexander Montero Pille.
Witnesses could not provide a description of the suspect(s) or information that positively identified the vehicle associated with this incident. It is unclear from witnesses what caused the fight. It is believed to be an isolated incident. It is unknown at this time if this incident is gang-related.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, call the sheriff’s detective division at 805-781-4500. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling (805) 549-STOP (7867) or through their website: www.slotips.org.
Original story posted Nov 7:
Man shot, dies after apparent ‘road rage’ incident
Incident occurred Friday evening in rural Arroyo Grande
– On Friday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting that occurred on Los Berros Road in rural Arroyo Grande.
A reported road rage incident between the drivers of two vehicles resulted in a man being shot and then transported to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where he later died. The incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. It is believed to be an isolated incident.
The release of details regarding the incident is limited at this time to avoid jeopardizing the investigation, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s detectives are continuing to investigate.
If anyone has information on this incident, call the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.
No further information is available at this time.