Shooting - Attempted Murder

Release Date/Time: 11/13/2019 9:49 AM
Incident: Shooting - Attempted Murder
Date: Tuesday, 11/12/2019
Time: 9:36 PM
Location: 600 Block of Yreka Drive

Victim of a shooting at 600 block of Yreka Drive.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting on the 600 block of Yreka Drive. While en route, the call was updated to a victim of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the body. The suspects fled the area in a charcoal colored Dodge Charger. A witness was able to provide dispatch a partial license plate.

The vehicle was spotted in North Salinas and a vehicle pursuit began. The pursuit went through North and South Salinas at speeds in excess of 90mph. The suspects lost control of the vehicle while making a turn from Blanco to San Juan Drive. The Charger collided with a parked car, and the suspects immediately ran from the vehicle with officers in foot pursuit. Rafael Arteaga (21) was captured immediately at the location of the vehicle. He was found to be wearing body armor. Officers located a AR-15 rifle with a 30 round magazine, a Glock 9mm handgun with an extended magazine, and a large amount of marijuana inside the vehicle. Carlos Chavez (19) was caught by officers on La Mesa Drive and taken into custody.  Jaime Pena (25) was tased by an officer and taken into custody, he was armed with a loaded 40 cal. handgun.

The 40-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This investigation is on-going, anyone with information please call Detective Derek Gibson at (831)758-7442, or email him at : [email protected]

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
Telephone: (831)758-7350

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