Release Date/Time: 10/4/2015 1:16 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 15-100142

Date: Saturday, 10/3/2015

Time: 9:49 PM

Location: Mendocino Dr and Colusa Pl

At approximately 9:50 pm Salinas Police responded to the area of Mendocino Dr and Colusa on a report of a victim of a shooting. When they arrived they found  29 year old Abelino Martinez Jr suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.Officers attempted life saving measures, however Martinez died at the scene.Witnesses reported seeing two males in dark clothing running from the scene, however there is no other suspect information at this time. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for any witnesses to this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Rudy Roman at 831-758-7913. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can also 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: James Arensdorf

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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