Homicide and Attempted Homicide - Victim Identification

Release Date/Time: 2/7/2020 1:15 PM
Incident: Homicide and Attempted Homicide - Victim Identification
Date: Thursday, 2/6/2020
Time: 10:30 PM
Location: East Alisal Street and Kings Street

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

On February 6, 2020, at approximately 10:30 pm, an officer was flagged down by a driver in the area of East Alisal Street and Kings Street.  The 20-year-old male driver reported that his passenger, 19-year-old Fabian Moreno, had been shot.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but died from his injuries.  Apparently, the driver, Mr. Moreno and another 19-year-old male were parked in the area of West Street and Archer Street when they were approached by at least one male suspect. The suspect pointed a gun at them and told them to get out. The three began to drive away and the suspect shot at least once, striking Mr. Moreno in his torso.    At this time, we do not know if the shooting is gang related.  The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided when available.

The Investigations Bureau is asking anyone with information on the shooting to call Detective Byron Gansen at (831) 758-7137 or email him at byrong@ci.salinas.ca.us. 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.

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