Argument Led to Murder In Salinas

Argument Led to Murder In Salinas

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Victim Was Attending Party In North Salinas

The Salinas Police have arrested a 43-year-old man from Salinas for the murder of 33-year-old Jose Sanchez.  Juan Carlos Rodriguez was identified as one of the two men that got into an argument with the victim. He is being held at the Monterey County Jail on homicide charges, as well as unrelated outstanding warrants.

On Sunday night, October 11, residents of 29 Julia Street in North Salinas were having a party when at about midnight, the victim – 33-year-old Jose Sanchez – became involved in an argument with two other party goers.  The argument spilled over into the street.

That is when one of the two men, later identified as Juan Carlos Rodriguez, pulled out a handgun and shot Sanchez. The bullet hit him in the head. Someone at the house called the police, and when they arrived they found Sanchez in the front of the house suffering from his injury.

Sanchez was immediately transported to Natividad Medical Center (NMC) where he was later pronounced dead from gunshot wound. All the occupants at the house were very uncooperative with police as they tried to investigate this incident. The occupants denied that Sanchez was even at the party.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez was eventually identified, and was an outstanding suspect for an hour before officers found him and arrested him on the homicide charges. Rodriguez also had outstanding warrants for his arrest on gun and drug charges.

Rodriguez was transported and booked into the Monterey County Jail on the charges.

Argument Led to Murder In Salinas was last modified: January 16th, 2019 by admin
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