Release Date/Time: 4/13/2016 4:31 PM
Incident: 2012 Homicide Arrest
Date: Wednesday, 4/13/2016
Time: 4:28 PM
Location: US Border at San Ysidro Port of Entry
On Sunday, April 10th, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notified the Salinas Police Department about an arrest they made at the San Ysidro port of entry. Agents detained a person attempting to sneak into the United States using false documents. During a fingerprint check, the male was found to be Francisco Javier Navarro, age 37. Navarro was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested by CBP and held on the warrant.
In early 2013, the Salinas Police Department secured an arrest warrant for Navarro based on the murder that occurred on December 24, 2012 in the 1200 blk of Second Ave. The shooting appears to have been the result of a family dispute between the victim, Salvador Garcia (age 30) and Navarro. During the argument, Navarro pulled out a gun and shot Garcia one time, killing him. Navarro fled the scene and was believed to gone to Mexico. Navarro will be transported to Monterey County in the near future to face the murder charge. Attached is the press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office.
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496