Witnesses told police that they saw a person running from the park with his hand in his pocket, as if he was holding a gun, according to Salinas police. Facebook Twitter. Three days later, Ernesto Garcia Cruz, 27, was in a parked car at El Dorado Park when he was also approached by a gunman and fatally shot.
On Jun 2, Lorenzo Gomez Acosta, 37, was on the phone with his wife, who is in Mexico, when he was approached and shot in the block of Klamath Drive. The arrests were "set in motion by community members who came forward and told us what they saw," stated police in a press release.
Investigators collected evidence that indicated Fonseca was also suspected in the murder of Acosta, police say.
Chelcey Adami The Californian. Fonseca was booked into Monterey County Jail on suspicion of two counts of murder in the deaths of Acosta and Cruz as well as for an outstanding felony attempted robbery warrant.
He died at the scene. There, a Glock semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and other evidence were seized, according to police.
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The investigation led detectives to a home in the block of Siskiyou Drive where authorities then conducted a surveillance on the home for 24 hours while gathering additional evidence. Salinas police say that a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, believed to be the murder weapon, was located in Romayor's purse. Wednesday, police saw Fonseca in a car with two other people and pulled the car over.
Salinas police have arrested a year-old man and his year-old girlfriend as suspects in two homicides earlier this month. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are seeking additional witnesses or information on the two murders.
Romayor was booked in on suspicion of murder in Cruz's death, one count of accessory to murder in Acosta's death and possession of the firearm located during the stop. Investigators later identified the man as Santos Longoria Fonseca, 19, and additional evidence showed Fonseca walking toward the park shortly before the shooting, police say. Fonseca was arrested on suspicion of murder, and Fonseca's girlfriend Alexandra Romayor, 18, was also arrested.