On Saturday December 28, 2013 at approximately 11:56 am, Salinas Police Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting on Boronda Road near Mckinnon Street. Arriving Officers found Eduardo Guijosa (24) on the ground shot in apparent drive by shooting. Guijosa was transported via ambulance to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Investigation revealed that while Guijosa was riding his bicycle on Boronda Road he was confronted by suspects Antonio Lopez (22), Alejandro Saldana (22) and Richard Vasquez (22) who had observed Guijosa riding his bicycle in the area. In an effort to confront Guijosa, Lopez, Saldana and Vasquez parked their vehicle nearby and waited for Guijosa to ride by on his bicycle. When Guijosa rode his bicycle close to where the three were waiting, Saldana and Vasquez shot Guijosa while Lopez remained in the nearby awaiting vehicle.
After the shooting, all three suspects fled the area in the suspect vehicle driven by Lopez. Immediately after the shooting a description of the suspect vehicle was broadcasted over the police radio to all Salinas Police Officers on duty. A short time later a Salinas Police Officer spotted the suspect vehicle on W. Curtis Street occupied by all three suspects. An enforcement stop was condcuted on the suspect vehicle and all three suspects (Lopez, Saldana & Vasquez) were taken into custody without incident. Lopez, Saldana and Vasquez were later booked into Monterey County Jail for Murder and participating in criminal street gang activity.
This case is still actively being investigated by the Salinas Police Department. Members of the public who may have witnessed the incident are urged to contact the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7226. You can also contact the Salinas Police Department crime tip line at 775-4222 and the "WeTip" line at 1-800-78-CRIME.
For all media related inquiries contact Commander Vincent Maiorana at (831) 758-7350.