UPDATE: Homicide Victim Identified

Release Date/Time: 11/23/2020 12:33 PM
Incident:Homicide Victim Identified
Date: Saturday, 11/21/2020
Time: 11:30 PM
Location:800 Block of Del Monte Ave.

UPDATE: Homicide victim has been identified as Jose Guadalupe Lopez Islas (36) a Salinas resident

On November 21, 2020, at approximately 11:30 PM, officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 800 block of Del Monte Avenue.  Officers checked the area and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper torso.  The victim was unresponsive and died from his wounds.  At this point we do not have any suspect(s) information. .

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Justin Heckman at (831) 758-7323, or email him at [email protected] or 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:Miguel Cabrera
Telephone:758-7289

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