Salinas police are continuing to search for a suspected gang member who allegedly tried to kill a sheriff’s deputy by hitting him with his car April 10.At about 7:55 p.m. on April 10, a Monterey County sheriff’s deputy and a Salinas police officer, who are assigned to the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force, tried to contact Raymond Campos in the parking lot of 57 Natividad Road. While the officers were approaching, the known gang member allegedly accelerated his vehicle backward, striking the deputy and knocking him to the ground.Campos then went forward and the Salinas police officer, Jeffrey Alford, fired his handgun to protect himself and his partner, who was injured on the ground, according to the Police Department.Campos allegedly fled in the vehicle, which was located minutes later abandoned in the area of U.S. Highway 101 and Market Street. The deputy was flown to a Bay Area hospital where he was treated for a broken collarbone and a separated shoulder. Alford, who has more than five years of service with the city of Salinas, remained on routine administrative leave this weekend. .Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information.
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