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Tony Cipolla
(805) 781 4547
For Immediate Release

Type of Incident:
Suspected Road Rage Incident, Suicide
Date and Time of Incident:
8-7-13, Approximately 9 PM
Place of Occurrence:
100 block Hondonada Road, Arroyo Grande
Victim Information:
Suspect Information:
Robert Hernandez, 56, Avila Beach
Details of News Release:
On 8-7-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a report of shots fired at a pickup truck in the 100 block of Hondonada Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Detectives believe the incident began when a car driven by Robert Hernandez was attempting to turn left onto Appy Way off Lopez Drive when a pickup truck attempted to pass Hernandez on the right shoulder of the road. This escalated into a road rage incident with a gunshot fired at the truck. No one was hurt. Deputies were able to locate the car and Hernandez nearby at a house in the 100 block of Shelby Way. Detectives and deputies surrounded the house. At approximately 10:30 PM, Hernandez came out of the house and took his own life with a firearm. This case is currently under investigation. No further details are being released at this time.
Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 08/08/2013 12:13:58 PM
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