A 911 reverse text message was sent to the immediate area for residents to take shelter in place
– Today San Luis Obispo County SheriffMPs responded to a call regarding domestic disturbances in the 100 block of Grace Drive in Whitley Gardens.
A woman said her husband made threats against her and shot a gun outside their home. The wife remained in a trailer on the property as the husband roamed the property until deputies showed up at the scene.
The suspect, identified as Darren Lowry, 55, of the Paso Robles countryside, retreated inside the house. At one point, the suspect came out of the house and pointed a rifle at a CHP helicopter that was overhead to assist MPs.
A 911 reverse SMS was sent to the immediate area for residents to take shelter in place. A perimeter has been set up. Several sheriff’s deputies responded with the help of CHP officers.
Specially trained members of the Sheriff’s Tactical Bargaining Team were able to make contact with Lowry. The suspect finally got out of the house where he was taken into custody.
Lowry was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon involving a gun and criminal threats and was incarcerated in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. No booking photos are available at this time as Lowry is still being processed at the county jail.