Press Release

On Saturday March 5, 2016 at 9:38 PM Sheriff’s Office deputies received a 911 call reporting gunshots being fired on Higuera Lane in Salinas. Deputies immediately responded to the area and found 21 year old Louis Arias with gun shoot wounds. Medical personnel were called to the scene and began life saving measures in an attempt to save Arias. Unfortunately life saving measures were unsuccessful and Arias was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people were seen running from the scene following the shooting.

Sheriff’s Detectives were called to scene and have taken over the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office. Please contact Detective Sgt Terry Kaiser (831) 755-3771, Detective Matt Davis (831)755-3805, or the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line (888)833-4TIP (4847).

John Thornburg, Commander
Professional Standards and Training Division

Press Release – Higuera 187 March 2016