Salinas Police: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting on Sonora Way

Salinas Police: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting on Sonora Way
ABOVE: Suspect’s booking photo (Salinas PD)

SALINAS — Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Santos Emilio Barriga, who was gunned down at his home on Sonora Way on the night of August 1st.

Police say that, just before 11 that night, Barriga answered a knock at his door and was confronted by the suspect, who allegedly drew a gun and began firing.

Barriga was struck in the back and later pronounced dead at Natividad Medical Center. According to police, a juvenile male was also shot at but escaped unharmed.

Witnesses said the suspects fled the scene in a dark sedan and were last seen traveling on westbound Chaparral Street towards North Main.

Salinas Police detectives were ultimately able to identify 27-year-old Jose Escalante Lamas as the shooter.

He remains in custody at the Monterey County Jail on multiple charges, including murder and attempted murder.

Salinas Police: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting on Sonora Way was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by admin
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