Release Date/Time: 9/21/2016 10:53 PM

Incident: Homicide

Date: Wednesday, 9/21/2016

Time: 5:48 PM

Location: 2200 block of North Main

On September 21, 2016, at approximately 5:48 pm, officers responded to the 2200 block of North Main Street for a victim of shooting. Upon arrival they found 26-year-old Rosendo Raul Lopez Arteaga suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Arteaga was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Witnesses saw someone running through the parking lot after the shots were fired but nothing further.

This is being investigated as gang related and is the 32rd Homicide of the year. If anyone has information regarding this homicide, they are asked to contact Detective Rivera at (831) 758-7971 or Detective Schwener at (831) 758-7276. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

Release Authorized by: Sgt. Brian Johnson, Investigations Bureau

Telephone: (831) 758-7128

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