Release Date/Time: 10/17/2015 12:40 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 15-100832

Date: Friday, 10/16/2015

Time: 8:45 PM

Location: 1200 block of 1st Avenue

On Friday, 10/16 at approximately 7:45 pm officers responded to the 1200 block of 1St Ave on a report of a gunshot victim. On arrival they found Jesus Mendoza Ramirez (33) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers attempted CPR, however Ramirez died at the scene. It appears as though Ramirez was washing his vehicle in his driveway when he was confronted by two unknown subjects dressed all in black. The suspects were last seen running northbound on Towt St. This homicide is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Byron Gansen at 831-758-7137.  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: Jim Arensdorf

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Question of the Day

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:


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