Daniel Djamali-Kahi

Daniel Djamali-Kahi

A Goleta man suspected of being involved in an Easter Sunday shooting on Santa Barbara’s Eastside was arrested Tuesday night, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Daniel Djamali-Kahi, 24, was taken into custody after the police SWAT team and crisis negotiators served arrest and search warrants at his residence on Covington Way, said Anthony Wagner, a police spokesman.

A shelter-in-place order was issued for the surrounding neighborhood during the operation, which was assisted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

Djamali-Kahi was taken into custody without incident, and was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of assault with a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

He remained in custody Wednesday in lieu of $250,000 bail.

The incident began at about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, when officers were dispatched to the area of Punta Gorda and Salinas streets after receiving multiple reports of shots fired.

They found numerous spent shell casings, and a short time later made a high-risk traffic stop on one of two involved vehicles, a BMW SUV that had been struck by gunfire, police said.

Three occupants of the vehicle were detained by police and questioned, but were not arrested, Wagner said.

It’s presumed that Djamali-Kahi left the area in a second vehicle after the shooting, which did not injure anyone, Wagner said.

Police have offered no suspected motive for the shooting.

During the search of Djamali-Kahi’s residence, investigators recovered a 9-mm semi-automatic pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Wagner said.

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