On Monday, October 10, 2016, at approximately 4:13 am, Seaside police officers and Detectives from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) responded to the 1200 block of Ord Grove Avenue in Seaside on the report of a shooting inside a residence.
Responding officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover from his injuries. The shooting does not appear to be gang related. PRVNT detectives along with Seaside police officers and detectives worked non-stop to identify and locate the suspected shooter, eventually identified as Luciano Rivas Farias. The investigation determined Farias and the victim were known to each other with prior contacts.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the investigation led detectives to the 1400 block of Luxton Street in Seaside where Farias attempted to elude police, but was eventually found hiding in the yard of a residence. Mr. Farias was arrested without incident. Also assisting with were the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the CHP Air Unit, the Presidio of Monterey Police, the CSUMB Police, the Del Rey Oaks Police, the Sand City Police, the Marina Police, and the Salinas Police K9 Units.
Luciano Rivas Farias, 22 years-old of Tulare, California was arrested for attempted murder, kidnapping to commit robbery, robbery, kidnapping, burglary, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Farias was transported to the Monterey County Jail and his bail was set at $2,100,000.