Gas Station Shooting Suspect Arrested

Being Held on No Bail for Violating Parole

Authorities, acting on an anonymous tip combined with leads from their investigation, arrested 25-year-old Matthew Hamby in connection with the shooting of a gas station cashier Tuesday. He was taken into custody without incident Thursday afternoon after deputies searched multiple locations, including Hamby’s home near Lompoc.

He is currently being held on no bail for violating parole.

According to Sheriff’s spokesperson Drew Sugars, a man wearing all black with a beanie and bandana covering his face and head walked into the gas station at Hollister Avenue and Turnpike Roads at 9:20 p.m. and demanded money. When the clerk complied, the robber shot him in the stomach region. The clerk’s injuries were non-life threatening.

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