Release Date/Time: 1/17/2016 2:47 AM
Report #: 16-010881
Date: Saturday, 1/16/2016
Time: 9:10 PM
Location: 1000 Block Atlantic Street
On January 16, 2016, at approximately 9:10 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Atlantic St. for a victim of shooting. Upon arrival they found a 23 year old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medical attention was provided by arriving officers and medical personnel. The male was transported to Natividad Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased about an hour later.
The male, who lives in the area, appears to have been walking on the sidewalk when he was approached by unknown persons. Several shots were fired and the victim was struck. Although there were several people in the area, no witnesses have come forward at this time. The motive for the shooting is unknown. We are withholding the name of the victim until the family has time to notify other members of their family. If anyone has information regarding this homicide, they are asked to contact Detective Roman at (831) 758-7913. 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: Christopher Lane
Telephone: (831) 758-7496