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Salinas Police Issue $1 million Arrest Warrant For Fernando Valdez Suspected Of Gang-Related Shooting


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Salinas police have a $1 million arrest warrant for a man suspected of a gang-related shooting last week that critically wounded a victim who is still hospitalized, police said today. Fernando “Freddy” Valdez, 23, is wanted in the Sept. 10 shooting of a victim who suffered multiple bullet wounds while sitting in a vehicle at the intersection of John Street and South Sanborn Road in Salinas, police said.

The victim, who has not been identified, was wounded in the torso and reported in critical condition that day at a trauma center. The person is currently in stable condition at a hospital, police said. Valdez is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, 250 pounds with brown eyes and black hair and the tattoos “Salinas” on his chest, “SEM” on his abdomen, “Jesus” on his right forearm and “Valdez” on his back, police said.

Valdez may be associated with a 2004 to 2006 silver, 4-door Honda Accord car, police said. The warrant put out for Valdez, who is considered armed and dangerous, is for $1 million bail in connection with an attempted murder that is considered gang-related, police said.

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Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know his whereabouts.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted sabe su paradero.

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