On September 10, 2013 the victim was in his vehicle at the listed intersection when the suspect fired several shots into the victim vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle then flown to a bay area trauma center. The victim was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the torso. The vicitm is still hospitalized in stable condition. The suspect has been identified as 23 year-old Fernando "Freddy" Valdez. Valdez is described as 6'1", 250 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He has several tattoos to include "Salinas" on his chest, "SEM" on his abdomen, "Jesus" on his right forearm and "Valdez" on his back. Valdez also has a scar above his right eye. Valdez may be associated to a 2004-2006 silver Honda Accord 4-door in stock condition with unknown plates.
There is currently a $1,000,000 warrant for Valdez' arrest for attempted murder and gang crime. Valdez is considered armed and dangerous. Photographs of Valdez are attached. Anyone with information about Valdez' whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Arlene Currier at 831-758-7125 or the tip-line at 831-775-4222 or We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. Dave Shaw
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