Attempted Murder - Gang Member in Possession of a Firearm

Release Date/Time: 8/8/2013 9:15 PM
Incident: Attempted Murder - Gang Member in Possession of a Firearm
Report #: 13-080370
Date: Thursday, 8/8/2013
Time: 3:53 PM
Location: 700 block of East Market Street

A Monterey County Sheriff's Sergeant was flagged down by the victim of an attempted murder in the 700 block of East Market Street.   The victim was in his home when a neighbor, Leonardo Torres, 21, claimed he disrespected him.  Torres brought a .25 caliber Beretta and fired the gun fired once, narrowly missing the victim. After the shot was fired Torres went to the store to presumably buy more beer. It was at that time that the victim flagged down the Sheriff's Sergeant. Torres was arrested with the gun in his waistband. Torres was booked into Monterey County Jail for attempted murder with a firearm and being a gang member in possession of a firearm.

Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill
Telephone: (831) 758-7250