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Police arrest suspect after helicopter and drone hover over Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) UPDATE Sept. 30 12:55 p.m. Salinas Police was in Chinatown area on Wednesday to arrest one of the suspects from Monday's shooing near W Lake Street and Martella Street.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Kazia Blunt. In the investigation, they found that a group of men confronted Blunt and shot him to death, Monday afternoon. According to police, one of the suspects was a 29-year-old man.

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

ORIGINAL STORY: A drone and helicopter were seen hovering over Soledad Street in Salinas. Residents reported hearing police asking someone to turn themselves in near Chinatown. The area has been cleared since 3:30 p.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Melody Waintal

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




    Booking Date: 09/29/2021

    Booking Number: FN2107596

    Gender: M
Age: 29

    Arresting Agency: Salinas

    Housing Location: 

F-187(A) MURDER– $1,000,000.00 F-29800(A)(1) FELON/ETC POSS/ETC F/ARM 

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