Attempted Murder of Peace Officer,Weapons Violations and Gang Enhancements- Update

Release Date/Time: 4/24/2013 2:30 PM

Incident: Attempted Murder of Peace Officer,Weapons Violations and Gang Enhancements

Report #: 13-041175

Date: Tuesday, 4/23/2013

Time: 3:09 PM

Location: Airport Blvd. to Natividad Creek Park

Salinas Police Department Detectives continue to investigate the attempted murder case which evolved from a vehicle pursuit where the occupants of the suspect vehicle fired a weapon several times at the pursuing officer. This incident occurred at approximately 5 minutes after midnight on 4-23-13, Tuesday morning.

Salinas Police Department is releasing the names of the two suspects involved in this incident and captured near Natividad Creek Park, after they initially fled the scene. The vehicle, occupied by three suspects, had collided with a tree at the park.

The driver of the suspect vehicle has been identified as Daniel Sanchez (25), who was taken into custody a short distance from his vehicle. One of the passengers in the vehicle, Daniel Magdaleno (27), fled into the creek bed and hid in heavy brush. He was subsequently captured after an extensive search which was conducted with the assistance of canine officers. Both suspects are Salinas residents and are known gang members.

Monterey County Sheriffs deputies, CHP officers and Salinas Police Department's SWAT team assisted in the search and capture of the suspects. The third suspect was able to elude police and is still being sought.

There were two weapons located in the suspect vehicle. There were no injuries to the officers involved in this incident.

If anyone has  information related to this case, you are encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous you can call 775-4222

The investigation is continuing and no further information is available at this time.


Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera

Telephone: (831) 758-7348