Release Date/Time: 8/30/2016 6:19 AM
Incident: Homicide Victims Identified
Date: Tuesday, 8/30/2016
Time: 6:17 AM
The victim that was killed on Friday, August 26, 2016, has been identified as Guillermo Prieto. Prieto was 37-years-old and a resident of Salinas. He was shot and killed while retrieving something from his car in the 700 block of Garner Ave.
On August 28, 2016, a homicide occurred in the 700 block of Elton Pl. The victim in that shooting has been identified as 29-year-old Jose Tacuba Cruz of Salinas. Cruz was shot and killed while in the front yard of a house, cleaning up after a child's party.
The Salinas Police Department's Investigations Bureau is asking anyone who may have information regarding either of these homicides to contact (831) 758-7226. 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