Two Arrested After Bizarre Shooting Incident, Standoff With Officers In Santa Barbara County
Two men are facing a variety of charges after Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say the duo fired some gunshots into the ocean in Isla Vista, and then forced a nearly hour long standoff with officers.
It started at around 2 a.m. Sunday, when deputies responded to a report of someone firing gunshots in Isla Vista’s Del Playa area.
The two suspects left the scene. Using a description from witnesses, officers spotted their vehicle, and stopped it on nearby El Colegio Road. The men refused to leave the car. There was a tense standoff which ended more than 50 minutes later, when the men surrendered.
Deputies say they recovered a pistol and ammunition from the vehicle. Brayan Aguilar-Jimemez of Goleta, and Raul Cortez were arrested on a variety of charges ranging from negligent discharge of a firearm to resisting arrest.