Salinas hit with 20th homicide last night
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
A 17-year-old Salinas boy was shot and killed last night, marking the sixth slaying in eight days for the city and the 20th homicide of the year.
About 8pm a gunman shot Andres Chavarin in front of his house on the 700 block of Yucatan Way. With the vehicle description of a white Ford F-250 pickup, officers were able to track down two suspects: Jorge Luis Meza Ruiz, 22. and Raul Lopez, 19.
The two men were arrested for homicide with gang enhancements.
"The Salinas Police Department is asking that anyone with information please call Salinas Police Detectives Lalo Villegas (831) 758-7348 and Jim Arensdorf at (831) 758-7137. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222 or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME, or text information to the Text Tip Line with the code 'SPD831' to '847411.'”