Release Date/Time: 7/19/2014 10:58 PM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 14-070927

Date: Saturday, 7/19/2014

Time: 6:53 PM

Location: 1036 N. Sanborn Rd.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired and a man down. The first officer on scene saw who he knew to be gang members attempt to drag the body of Heron Moran(34) into Moran's apartment. When the gang members saw the officer they dropped Moran's body and ran away. The officer made a medical assessment and it was apparent Moran's condition was grave.  He was transported to Natividad Medical Center where he died of his wounds. Over forty people tried to converge on the officers at the crime scene and had to be forced back before medical aid could be attempted.

Several people at  the scene, gave varying accounts of what occurred and suspect descriptions.  It is believed there may have been an arguement between several people before shots were fired and Moran was killed.  Numerous people were on scene to include friends of Moran but none have come forward with information.

We are asking for anyone with information to contact the Salinas Police Department's crime tip lines at 758-7133 or 775-4222.

Release Authorized by: Sergeant Jeff Gibson

Telephone: (831) 758-7128