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Monterey County District Attorney’s Office confirms Salinas officer killed overnight

KION-TV/Victor Guzman

SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV) -- The Monterey County District Attorney's Office has confirmed a Salinas Police officer was killed during an incident involving police overnight.

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The D.A. is working with Salinas Police on the investigation and couldn't provide details into how the incident happened.

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Investigators had a large portion of the Griffin and East Market Street area blocked off as they collected evidence overnight.

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Additionally, KION has asked if a suspect is in custody as a result of this incident but the district attorney's office said they did not have that information.

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The Salinas Police Department confirms an officer-involved incident is being investigated after reports of heavy police presence in multiple areas of Salinas.

Police would not confirm whether it was a shooting incident or if there were any injuries.

Salinas PD did confirm that there was only one scene that was a part of the investigation and that it was located at Griffin and East Market Street.

KION was told at the scene that the Monterey County District Attorney's Office would be investigating the matter as multiple agencies from Santa Cruz and Monterey County arrived around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning to block off much of the intersection.

It appeared to be an emotional scene as officers were seen hugging one another as multiple rolls of caution tape continued to stretch through a large portion of Griffin Street.

Multiple D.A. investigators at the scene would not provide comment about the incident.

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