Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

Authored on
January 25, 2022

The Santa Barbara Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in locating the whereabouts of a subject who is wanted for attempt murder and several felony firearms violations.

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 0200 hours, Alexander Raul Garcia, a 36-year-old Santa Barbara resident, was involved in an argument with another individual in the 500 block of Casitas Road, Santa Barbara. During the argument, Garcia displayed a semi-automatic firearm, raised the loaded handgun towards the victim and fired. Garcia then fled the area immediately after.

Garcia’s whereabouts are currently unknown. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to contact this subject if seen, and call 9-1-1 immediately. 

If you are aware of Garcia’s location, and it is a non-urgent notification, please contact Detective Andre Miller at (805) 451-0045 or 805-882-8900, amiller@sbpd.com. You can remain anonymous.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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Contact Info


735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

P: (805) 963-0611
F: (805) 564-5475

Sgt. E. Ragsdale, Communications Sergeant – PIO