A man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a soldier who was home on leave last year reportedly was involved in a pair of shootings in Lompoc during the weekend, police Det. Mike Miller said.
Police say Walter Alexander Morales, 26, was driving an SUV when he chased and shot at a vehicle with several occupants, including children, at 7:50 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of West Olive Avenue.
Morales was reportedly driving a silver Mercury Mountaineer at the time.
A short time later, another shooting near the intersection of Laurel Avenue and N Street involved a similar vehicle, Miller said.
There were no reports of injuries from the drive-by shootings.
During the investigation, the vehicle was confirmed to be the one driven by Morales.
Morales is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Army soldier Marlon Brumfield, who was home on leave when he was killed while walking in the city.
Morales is described as a Latino man with brown eyes and black hair. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.
He has a number of tattoos including “Morales” on his back, “Griselda” on his neck, “Elisa” and “L” on his right arm, “VLP” on his left arm, “Lom” on his left leg and “Poc” on his right leg.
Morales should be considered armed and dangerous so police have asked that anyone who sees the suspect call 911.