Salinas police made two arrests this morning after a man was allegedly shot by someone he owed money. The shooting occurred shortly before 8:45 a.m., when the victim was on the railroad tracks behind 346 W. Market St., according to police. The victim said he was approached by a man who demanded money that the victim owed him, police said. When the victim said he didn’t have the money, the suspect allegedly shot him in the right arm with a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle.
A short time later, officers spotted the suspect driving in the South Salinas area and made a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, police located the gun used in the shooting and a backpack containing methamphetamines and marijuana. Ricardo Martinez, 50, was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, transporting narcotics, possession of narcotics, being a felon in possession of a firearm and having a sawed-off rifle. His passenger, Rudolfo Ontverio, 51, was arrested on suspicion of transporting narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics for sale.
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