Release Date/Time: 7/26/2016 3:49 PM
Incident: Shooting Update--Homicide
Report #: 16-071155
Date: Tuesday, 7/26/2016
Time: 3:46 PM
Location: 35 E. Rossi St.
On Saturday, July 23, 2016, a shooting occurred in the area of 35 E. Rossi St. Officers were called to the area at approximately 8:10 am for a victim that had been shot several times. The victim, later identified as 57-year-old Israel Tate Jr., had been chased to the backyard area of one of the residences and shot. Tate was transported to Natividad Medical Center in critical condition. Today, we were advised Tate died from his wounds.
The investigation has revealed a disturbance may have occurred in the area of Lake St. and Bridge St. just prior to the shooting. It appears Tate was fleeing from the Lake and Bridge area onto E. Rossi with a black 4-door sedan chasing him. Witnesses say Tate ran down the driveway of 35 E. Rossi St. followed closely by the sedan. After the shooting, the sedan pulled back onto E. Rossi St. and fled eastbound toward Sherwood Dr.
This homicide is not being investigated as gang related. This is the 18th homicide in the City of Salinas this year.
The Salinas Police Department's Investigations Bureau is asking anyone with information regarding the incident on Lake St. and/or the shooting on E. Rossi St., to please contact Detective Cameron Murphy at (831) 758-7322; or Detective Stephen Craig at (831) 758-7929. 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, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496