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Monday 02/27/2023 4:09 PM - Shooting Investigation Update #2

Contact: Grace Norris
Phone: (805) 781-4483
Type of Incident: Shooting Investigation Update #2
Date and Time of Incident: 11-4-2022, Approximately 8:00 PM
Place of Occurrence: Lopez Lake area, rural Arroyo Grande
Victim Information: Alexander Montero Pille, 28, Arroyo Grande
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 11-4-2022, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital where a male was transported after sustaining a gunshot wound. The victim, 28-year-old Arroyo Grande resident Alexander Montero Pille, died at the hospital. The involved parties who were present during the incident and transported Pille to the hospital initially reported the shooting was related to a road rage incident on Los Berros Rd. During the investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives learned 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 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. No additional names or information regarding this incident are being released due to the ongoing investigation. The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who saw a newer dark grey lifted Toyota Tacoma with gold rims (refer to included photos) on the evening of 11-4-2022 near the Lopez Lake area to contact Sheriff’s Detectives at 805-781-4500.

Prepared By: gnorris
Released: Monday 02/27/2023 4:09 PM