Release Date/Time: 8/28/2016 6:10 AM
Report #: 16-081570
Date: Sunday, 8/28/2016
Time: 1:27 AM
Location: 700 Block of Elton Pl.
On August 28, 2016, at approximately 1:30 am, Salinas Police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Elton Pl. on the report of a shooting victim. Officers arrived and found a 29-year-old Hispanic male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the scene.
The victim had been at a child's birthday party in the area when he went to out of a residence to help clean up the front yard. He was outside for a short period of time when shots rang out. The victim was found in the front yard with no one else around. There is no description given of the suspect or suspects. A vehicle may have been heard leaving the area but it is unknown if the vehicle was actually involved in the shooting.
The victim was a resident of Salinas, worked as a laborer and had only one documented contact with the Salinas Police Department. The identity of the victim is being withheld until the family can be notified. As with the homicide on Friday night, the incident is consistent with a gang related shooting but the victim does not appear to be a gang member. This is the 26th homicide in Salinas this year.
The Investigations Bureau is asking anyone who may have information regarding this homicide or may have seen a vehicle fleeing the area, contact Detective Michael Rivera at (831) 758-7971 or Detective Schwener at (831) 758-7276. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME, or text information to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496