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Salinas Police arrest the second suspect involved in killing 18-year-old near W. Lake Street

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) UPDATE Oct. 13, 2021 2 p.m. Salinas Police arrested the second suspect in relation to the homicide that took place on Sept. 27. The first suspect was arrested and charged for homicide on Sept. 29.

Police arrest suspect after helicopter and drone hover over Salinas

According to Salinas Police, at around 12:45 p.m., witnesses reported a victim being shot near W. Lake Street and Martell Street. When police arrived 18-year-old Kazia Blunt was suffering from gunshot wounds. After further investigation, at least two of the men in the group were showing off their handguns, before shooting Blunt multiple times.

On Sept. 29, police were seen in helicopter and drover hovering over the Chinatown area before arresting one of the suspects.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information, contact Detective Alex Zamora at 831-758-7148 or email him at alejandroz@ci.salinas.ca.us. To remain anonymous, call the tip line at 831-775-4222

UPDATE Sept. 27, 2021 4:00 p.m. Salinas Police Chief Roberto Filice confirmed the shooting was a homicide and the person shot is dead. No suspect is in custody at this time. Police are still investigating and interviewing witnesses.

ORIGINAL STORY: Salinas Police are near W Lake Street, west of N Main Street, responding to a reported shooting since 1 p.m. on Monday. A woman told KION her grandson was shot. His condition is unknown. Police have closed off the area.

This is a developing story

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Melody Waintal

Melody Waintal is the Digital Content Reporter at KION News Channel 5/46.

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3 Comments

  1. The statement of the day goes to Roberto Filice

    “Salinas Police Chief Roberto Filice confirmed the shooting was a homicide and the person shot is dead.”

  2. @Woke
    LOL! Wow ! Inciteful observation and news release by the Chief . LOL. One of those very rare incidents where the ‘shooting’ victim in a ‘homicide’ case, is ‘dead’ from being ‘shot’. LOL.

  3. AGUILLON, VICTOR BARRON
    Booking Date: 10/12/2021
    
Booking Number: FN2107922

    Gender: M

    Age: 41

    Arresting Agency: Salinas

    Housing Location:

    

Charges:
F-187(A) MURDER– $2,070,000.00 F-186.22(A) PARTICIPATE:CRIM ST GANG F-186.22(B)(1) PROMOTE/ETC CRIM ST GANG F-182.5 CONSPIRE COMMIT FEL:GANG 


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