Homicide and Attempted Homicide

Release Date/Time: 12/20/2019 8:20 AM
Incident:  Homicide and Attempted Homicide
Date: Thursday, 12/19/2019
Time: 8:42 PM
Location:  700 Block of Garner Avenue

Release Authorized by: Sergeant Danny Warner
Telephone: 831-758-7128

On December 19, 2019, at approximately 8:42 pm, officers responded to the 700 Block of  Garner Avenue to investigate a ShotSpotter activation.  Community members began reporting the gunshots along with information about an associated SUV.  Officers arrived and located the SUV with an unconscious 27-year-old male victim in the driver seat.  He appeared to have at least one gunshot wound to the torso.  Medical personnel provided aid to the victim but could not save him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Just after the shooting, the teenage male passenger was able to exit the SUV and run for help.  He was shaken up by the shooting but uninjured. 

The Investigations Bureau is asking anyone with information on the incident to call Detective Ruben Sanchez at (831) 758-7927 or email him at [email protected] . If you would like to remain anonymous, call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222.

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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