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Arrest Made In Murder Of Ventura Man In Santa Barbara

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:33am


Police say a known gang member has been arrested for the shooting death of a Ventura man in Santa Barbara.

Kelly Mitchell Hunt was shot to death February 13th on the 1000 block of Olive Street.

Santa Barbara Police Department, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department SWAT teams arrested Joseph Michael Castro early yesterday morning at a home on the 700 block of Cook Avenue, in Santa Barbara.

They say the 20 year old man is being held for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and participation in a criminal street gang.

Detectives aren’t releasing additional details about the investigation, because they say they are sill looking for more suspects.

One of the unanswered questions is what authorities think was the motive for the killing of the 21 year old man.


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