Release Date/Time: 10/2/2019 3:53 PM
Incident: Homicide
Date: Wednesday, 10/2/2019
Time: 4:55 AM
Location: Motel 6  -1257 De La Torre Blvd

On October 1, 2019, at approximately 4:55 AM, Salinas Police officers responded to the the Motel 6, located at 1257 De La Torre, to a possible gunshot victim. When the officers arrived, they found 29-year-old Armando Medina, laying in the stairwell, not conscious and not breathing. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced Medina deceased.

Medina is a local resident and was a registered guest at the motel. At this time, it is unknown why Mr. Medina was out of his room and what may have occurred in the stairwell. This case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.


Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray

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