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Update: GoFundMe launched to support family of stabbing victims 

Kelly Buchanan, 44, (pictured) and William Buchanan, 52, of Shandon were both stabbed multiple times by 31-year-old Justin Buchanan. Kelly succumbed to her injuries. William was airlifted to the hospital but is now in stable condition.

Update posted July 20, 6 a.m.: 

– A GoFundMe has been launched by organizer Sandra Jackson for the costs associated with the burial of the victim of the fatal stabbing that occurred in Shandon on Sunday, as well as towards medical bills for the second victim who is in the hospital.

The organizer wrote the following:

On Sunday, July 16 my sister and her husband experienced an act of unforgivable violence that ended up taking her life. While her husband survived the attack, he is still in the hospital and will require a lengthy recovery. Our hearts are broken and our families are shattered by this tragedy. I would like to make sure my mother and father are able give my sister the burial she deserves, and possibly help with hospital bills. If you can donate anything at all it is greatly appreciated.

As of Thursday morning, the fundraiser had brought in a little over $8,300 towards its $10,000 goal. Click here to donate.

 


Update posted July 19, 6 a.m.: 

Update: Shandon stabbing victims’ identities released

– The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the victim’s identities from the homicide and attempted homicide that occurred on Sunday in Shandon.

Kelly Buchanan, 44, and William Buchanan, 52, of Shandon were both stabbed multiple times by 31-year-old Justin Buchanan. Kelly succumbed to her injuries. William was airlifted to the hospital but is now in stable condition.

Justin Buchanan was living with William and Kelly Buchanan at the time of the stabbings.


Update posted July 17, 2:15 p.m.: 

31-year-old Justin Buchanan of Shandon

The suspect, 31-year-old Justin Buchanan of Shandon, is being held at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a no-bail warrant for homicide.

Update: Female victim killed in Shandon stabbing, suspect identity released

– The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information regarding the stabbing that occurred in Shandon Sunday night and the suspect that was arrested:

On Sunday at approximately 9:23 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call that a stabbing had just occurred. The adult male caller reported that he and his wife had been stabbed multiple times in the 200 Block of South Second Street in Shandon.

Sheriff’s deputies began an emergency response to the location. With support from witnesses, Cal Fire, and medics, both victims were taken to safety, and medical aid was rendered. The female was pronounced deceased on the scene. The male victim was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, however, is currently in stable condition.

Through an investigation, the suspect was identified as 31-year-old Justin Buchanan of Shandon, a family member of the two victims.

Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives formed a perimeter of the residence and nearby area and a sheriff’s office drone was deployed. Additional assistance was provided by the California Highway Patrol including air support from their helicopter, H-70.

A reverse 911 was sent out for residents in the area to shelter in place. Sheriff’s deputies remained on the scene, actively searching for Buchanan. Shortly after 3 a.m., Buchanan was located and arrested without incident. He is being held at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a no-bail warrant for homicide. This is believed to be an isolated incident with no further public safety threat.

 


Original story posted July 17, 6:55 a.m.: 

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Shelter-in-place ordered in Shandon after report of stabbing

– The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office issued shelter-in-place notifications in Shandon on Sunday night following a reported stabbing incident, according to a report by KSBY. A significant portion of the town received the notification after reports of a stabbing surfaced at approximately 9:22 p.m.

As of 3:22 a.m. on Monday, a suspect was apprehended and the sheriff’s office stated that the shelter-in-place advisory would be lifted.

No further details are available at this time.

 

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