Release Date/Time: 11/28/2016 4:24 PM
Incident: Stabbing / Attempted Murder Suspect Identified
Report #: 16 11 1495
Date: Monday, 11/27/2016
Time: 9:30 PM
Location: Ross Parking Lot 1520 N. Main St.
The suspect in last night's stabbing has been identified as 21-year-old Finees Ruiz (DOB 06/20/95). Ruiz has a home address in Prundale.
The stabbing occurred in the parking lot of Ross located on the 1500 block of N. Main Street on 11/27/16, at approximately 9:30 PM. A 19-year-old male victim was seated inside of his parked car and was stabbed numerous times by Ruiz in the upper body during a fight over the suspect's ex-girlfriend. The victim fought Ruiz off and Ruiz fled before officers arrived. The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Ruiz is described a Hispanic male adult, 6', 180 lbs, thin build, and was wearing dark clothing at the time of the attack. The knife used in the attack was recovered at the scene, however, Ruiz may have others. Ruiz may be driving a beige 2000 Honda Accord 4 door, CA license # 4K2A632.
If you know where Ruiz is, or have information that can help, please call the Salinas Police Department. If you are in contact with Ruiz, please encourage Ruiz to turn himself in.
Call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250