ARROYO GRANDE — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has taken a step forward in the case of a shooting incident that occurred in 2022 near the Lopez Lake area of rural Arroyo Grande. Daniel Jacobo (22) of Oceano, who was already in custody for an unrelated drive-by shooting, is now facing serious charges related to the incident.
Jacobo has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, using a firearm in commission of a felony, and making a false crime report in connection with the shooting. Additionally, two others are being charged as accessories to a crime and for filing a false crime report. Alexis Tapiapille (21) of Oceano, is awaiting arraignment on the new case, while another individual, Perez, remains outstanding and is not currently in custody.
The incident, which occurred on November 4, 2022, led to the tragic death of 28-year-old Arroyo Grande resident Alexander Montero Pille. Sheriff’s Deputies had responded to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, where Pille was transported after sustaining a gunshot wound. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Initially, those present during the incident reported it as a road rage-related shooting on Los Berros Rd. However, as the investigation unfolded, Sheriff’s Detectives discovered that the victim and the three suspects were together in the same vehicle near the Lopez Lake area when the shooting took place. Subsequent findings led investigators to conclude that the shooting was unrelated to a road rage incident.
Following a thorough review of the case, the District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against all three suspects. The authorities have not disclosed further details at this time.