Release Date/Time: 12/26/2012 2:52 PM
Incident: Homicide Update
Report #: 12-121220
Date: Wednesday, 12/26/2012
Time: 2:50 PM
Location: 1200 Blk of Second Ave.
On December 24, 2012, officers responded to the 1200 block of Second Ave. on the report of a shooting victim. When officers arrived they found 30 year-old Salvador Garcia suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
According to witnesses, Garcia and his brother-in-law Francisco Navarro, age 34, had a brief disagreement in the driveway of Navarro's residence. During the argument, Navarro pulled out a handgun and shot Garcia one time. All indications are that the Garcia confronted Navarro over a previous family dispute before the victim was shot. Navarro immediately fled the scene in a custom orange painted 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck. His whereabouts are unknown at this time. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Attached is an updated photo of Navarro. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department's Investigations Division at (831) 758-7226; or contact Salinas Police Detective D. Warner at 758-7129 or Detective D. Poulin at 758-7270. 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: Jeff Gibson, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7128