Booking Photo Francisco Orozco (DOB 11/27/1999)
Booking Photo Francisco Orozco (DOB 11/27/1999)

Oakland Man Arraigned on Charges for Mass Shooting at Oceano Dunes

Author: District Attorney's Office
Date: 5/8/2019 2:56:49 PM

Francisco Orozco (19), the alleged perpetrator of the May 5, 2019, mass shooting at the Oceano Dunes, appeared in court today. At his request, Mr. Orozco’s arraignment was continued to May 15, 2019. The District Attorney has charged Mr. Orozco with attempted murder, and five counts of assault with a firearm, including four enhancements for personally inflicting great bodily injury.


At about midnight May 5, 2019, five individuals were shot and injured during a concert at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.  A sixth concert goer was injured, but not shot.  The six injured were transported to nearby hospitals, where four were treated for serious injuries.  Later that morning, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Francisco Orozco (DOB 11/27/1999) for the shooting. 

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the  District Attorney’s Office charged Mr. Orozco with one count of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a semiautomatic weapon, and several enhancements including allegations that he discharged a firearm and that he inflicted great bodily injury on five separate victims.

The defendant Francisco Orozco is scheduled to be back in Court on May 15, 2019, for further arraignment at 8:30 am in Department 3, the Honorable Judge Harman presiding.  Francisco Orozco remains in jail in lieu of $1,000,000 bail. 

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center is contacting victims of the shooting to provide assistance and assure access to all available resources.  District Attorney Dan Dow is encouraging those traumatized by the event to call the Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center at (805) 781-5821.  Victim-Witness staff will assist these individuals with accessing available resources and provide support to help reduce the trauma resulting from this incident.  For more information, you may visit our website: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/da.

No further information is available at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation.

Should you have further information about the incident at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805) 781-4550 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (805) 549-7867. 

The case is being investigated by the California State Parks Rangers, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint contains charges that must be proven in a court of law. Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

A copy of the complaint can be accessed here.  A copy of the defendants booking photo can be found here.

Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.