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Authorities Identify Goleta Shooter

42-Year-Old ‘Transient’ in Stable Condition


The man accused of shooting two young men with a high powered pellet gun in Goleta on Saturday, then turning the firearm on the sheriff’s deputies who confronted him, has been identified as 42-year-old Charles Peart Quinn. He “is believed to be a transient and has no known local address,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Drew Sugars.

Quinn is currently in stable condition at Cottage Hospital recovering from multiple wounds. He was shot by three deputies after he refused to drop his weapon and began firing at them.

Two of the three deputies involved were treated and released from Goleta Valley hospital, and all three are now on administrative leave as is the department’s policy following any officer-involved shooting.

Sugars said anyone with information about Quinn or who may have recently had contact with him should call the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (805) 681-4171.

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