SALINAS (BCN) –The California Department of Justice is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Salinas on Wednesday night, state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday. Salinas police released limited information about the shooting, which occurred after officers responded around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a stabbing in the 200 block of Crescent Way in north Salinas.
Police said in a statement, “Upon arrival Officers were confronted by the suspect. The confrontation resulted in an Officer involved shooting.”
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No officers were injured in the shooting and police did not release any other details of the case, but the attorney general’s office confirmed Thursday afternoon that a person died in the shooting. Bonta’s office is investigating the shooting under Assembly Bill 1506, a law signed in 2020 that requires the state Department of Justice to investigate all officer-involved shootings that result in the death of an unarmed civilian in California.
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