UPDATE 10/2/2019 4:45 p.m. Salinas police have released new details about a deadly shooting at the Motel 6 on De La Torre Street Tuesday morning.
Police said that just before 5 a.m., officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the motel. When they arrived, they found 29-year-old Armando Medina in the stairwell, not conscious and not breathing.
Medical personnel pronounced Medina dead at the scene. Police said he was a local resident and registered guest at the motel, but they do not know why he left his room and what happened in the stairwell.
Police said they are investigating the shooting as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call Salinas police at 831-758-7321.