Release Date/Time:\ 5/26/2023 11:06 AM
Incident: Garner Avenue Homicide Arrest
Date:\ Thursday, 5/25/2023
Time:\ 1:30 PM
Following the tragic shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 20th in the 800 block of Garner Ave, Salinas Police Detectives were able to identify Abel Perez (25) and Ivan Barriga (19) as the suspects. As previously reported, Abel Perez was arrested in Gonzales on May 23, 2023. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Ivan Barriga. Detectives with the assistance of agents of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Violence Suppression Task Force were able to locate Barriga on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at approximately 1:30 pm. He was taken into custody without incident following a traffic stop. Barriga was later transported to the Monterey County Jail and booked on one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder along with a variety of gun and gang charges.
While both suspects are now in custody, this is still an active investigation. 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 anonymous tip line at 831-775-4222.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. Arensdorf