Release Date/Time: 3/19/2014 12:21 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 14-030912

Date: Tuesday, 3/18/2014

Time: 7:12 PM

Location: 700 Block ot Towt St

Officers responded to the 700 block of Towt St on a report of a gunshot victim. On arrival they found Juan Carlos Pedraza (47) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers attempted CPR, however Pedraza died at the scene. It appears as though Pedraza was walking near his residence when he was confronted by an unknown subject.

Salinas Police Detectives are looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Brian Johnson at 831-758-7143 or Detective Robert Zuniga at 831-7276.  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