Release Date/Time: 10/13/2017 1:27 AM
Incident: Homicide
Date: Thursday, 10/12/2017
Time: 6:43 PM
Location: 1500 block of Del Monte Ave

Release Authorized by: Sgt. Brian Johnson, Investigations Bureau
Telephone: 831-758-7128

On October 12th, at approximately 6:43 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of Del Monte Ave for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they found a Hispanic male in his 20's suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and eventually succumbed to his injury.  Another passenger in the vehicle was struck by a round and this person was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  This is the 25th Homicide of the year.

The victim's name is being withheld until proper notifications are made. This crime is being investigated as gang related. 
If anyone has information about this homicide, they are asked to contact Detective Richardson at (831) 758-7478 or Detective Schwener at (831) 758-7276.

Question of the Day

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:


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