UPDATE: Homicide Investigation

Release Date/Time: 4/15/2021 1:53 PM
Incident:UPDATE : Homicide Investigation
Date: Wednesday, 4/7/2021
Time: 10:15 PM
Location: Industrial Place at Sanborn Place

UPDATE: On 04/13/2021, we were notified by the Monterey Coroner’s Office  that the 17 year-old male victim that had been shot in this incident and hospitalized since that date had succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Adam Diaz Gallegos a resident of Salinas. As a result,one of suspect’s (Manuel Michael Sanchez) charges has now been upgraded from attempted murder to murder.

This is an ongoing investigation anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Scott Sutton at 831-758-7143 or email him at [email protected]. If you wish to remain anonymous you may also call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at 831-758-4222.

Original Press Release:

Release Date/Time: 4/12/2021 1:07 PM
Incident: Attempted Homicide Investigation Arrest
Date: Thursday, 4/7//2021
Time: 10:15 PM
Location: Industrial Pl. at Sanborn Pl.

On 4/7/21 at approximately 10:15 pm Salinas Police Officers responded to the area of Industrial Place and Sanborn Place on reports of a shooting that had just occurred. On arrival they located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, whose identity was initially not known was suffering from a single gunshot and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. This victim who has now been identified is a 17 year old male, and he remains in critical condition. The second victim, an adult male 22 years of age was suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition and was treated and released.

During the investigation Salinas Police Officers and Detectives identified Manuel Michael Sanchez (29) as a suspect in this case. Sanchez was arrested and booked into the Monterey County Jail on multiple charges of attempted murder and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera