Homicide/Attempt Homicide

Release Date/Time: 8/31/2013 2:55 AM

Incident: Homicide/Attempt Homicide

Report #: 13-081468

Date: Saturday, 8/31/2013

Time: 10:42 AM

Location: 415 Williams Rd.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired. When they arrived on scene, they found Jose Maravilla-Ruiz (38) unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound. After being transport to NMC, Ruiz was pronounced deceased. A second victim was found nearby.  The twenty one year old victim had a gunshot wound to the torso. He was life flighted to a San Jose hospital where he was treated and released.  The surviving victim stated that he and Ruiz were in the parking lot when they were approached by two males who asked what gang affiliation they claimed. When they told the suspects they were not gang members, one suspect began to open fire.  There were numerous people in the lot who could have witnessed this incident.  The Salinas Police Department is asking anyone with information on the suspects to please contact Detectives Fairbanks or Knowlton at 758-7322 or they can call the Tip Line at 775-4222 and 1-800-78-CRIME.


Release Authorized by: Jeffery Gibson

Telephone: (831) 758-7128