Homicide Investigation Update

Release Date/Time: 6/1/2022 9:30 AM
Incident: Homicide Investigation Update
Date: Wednesday, 6/1/2022
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: N. Sanborn Rd. at Del Monte Ave.

On 5/31/22 at approximately 2:55pm Salinas Police Officers responded to the intersection of N. Sanborn Rd. and Del Monte Ave. on a report of a victim of a shooting. On arrival they located 29-year-old Esteban Ocampo suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital however he died as a result of his injuries.

Officers determined that Ocampo was shot following a brief confrontation and that the suspect had fled on foot northbound. Officers were able to determine that the suspect ran into a residence in the 700 block of Kilbreth Ave. Officers surrounded the residence and later took 18-year-old Brian Molina into custody. Molina was later transported to the Monterey County Jail and booked for the homicide.

This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Robert Miller at 831-758-7954. If you wish to remain anonymous you may also call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at 831-775-4222.

Release Authorized by: Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: 758-7289