Attempted Homicide- Stabbing UPDATE


UPDATE—Attempted Homicide-Stabbing July 8 2013.

On July 8, 2013, Salinas Police Officers responded to the parking lot of 1339 North Davis Road on a report of a victim of a stabbing.  At that location, Officers located a 44 year-old male victim in the parking lot suffering from several stab wounds to his upper torso. The victim is a local taxi cab driver who picked up the two Hispanic male suspects from the 100 block of San Juan Grade Road.  The suspects asked to be driven to the shopping center on Davis Road. Once there, both suspects began attacking the victim stabbing the taxi driver several times.

Salinas Police Investigators have been diligently investigating this case since it occurred and have identified and arrested two suspects involved in the stabbing and carjacking of the 44 year old taxi driver. Arrested were Anthony Souza Jr. (18) and a 17 year old male juvenile associate.  Souza was booked into the Monterey County Jail for attempted homicide, criminal conspiracy and carjacking.   The 17 year old juvenile was booked for the same charges at Monterey County Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information related to the crime or who may have been a witness is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department at 758-7250. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Release authorized by: Commander Vincent Maiorana 831-758-7350