Release Date/Time: 12/7/2013 4:35 PM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-120336

Date: Saturday, 12/7/2013

Time: 12:10 AM

Location: F/O 739 Elkington St.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired with a man down. When they arrived on scene They found Netzahual Ruiz (23) suffering from gunshot wounds and unresponsive. He was immediately transported to Natividad Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Witnesses say Ruiz crossed path with a hispanic male in his early twenties wearing a grey hooded sheatshirt, dark jeans, and dark colored tennis shoes. They exchanged words and then got into a fist fight. During the fight the suspect pulled a handgun and fired several shots at Ruiz. At about the same time a gold 2004 Honda Accord four door drove up. The driver exited and he too began to shoot at Ruiz. Ruiz then collapsed. Ruiz was a King City Dukes sureno gang member with an extensive criminal history with the Salinas Police Department.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department crime tip line at 775-4222 or the We-Tip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.  They can also contact Sergeant Jeff Gibson at 758-7128

Release Authorized by: Jeffery Gibson

Telephone: (831) 758-7128