Release Date/Time: 3/24/2021 2:33 AM
Incident: Homicide
Date: Tuesday, 3/23/2021
Time: 10:03 PM
Location: 855 E. Laurel Dr.

Release Authorized by: Commander Arensdorf
Telephone: (831) 758-7250

On 3/23/21 at approximately 10:03 pm Salinas Police Officers responded to the area of 855 E. Laurel Dr. on a report of shots heard in the area. On arrival Officers canvassed the area and located an adult male 23 years old suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers and Salinas Fire attempted life saving measures however the victim died as a result of his injuries. The identify of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of family members.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective John McNeil at (831)758-7277 or email him at [email protected].  If you wish to remain anonymous you may also call the Salinas Police Department at (831)758-7321 or the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831)758-4222.






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