Release Date/Time: 10/21/2013 5:40 PM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100982

Date: Monday, 10/21/2013

Time: 11:27 AM

Location: 1100 Block E. Laurel Dr.

At 1127 hours Officers were dispatched to a report of a victim of a shooting in the1100 block of 1146 E. Laurel Dr. On arrival they found Sergio Rodriguez (43) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Rodriguez was transported to a local hospital where he dies as a result of his injuries.

Witnesses described an adult male in his early 20's running from the scene and getting into the passenger seat of a red sedan that fled the scene at a high rate of speed. This is the 21st Homicide of the year in Salinas and is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses to this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Kenneth Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7125.  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: Vincent Maioraina

Telephone: (831) 758-7350