[UPDATE 4/26] Barricaded Homicide Suspect Eventually Arrested With Help of K-9
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
The caller identified the suspect as Oscar Alvarez Carillo, and stated that he was in the act of stabbing a male adult.
Deputies responded to the scene and located a 62 year-old Hispanic male adult lying on the ground, non responsive and suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Deputies on scene attempted live saving measures while additional Deputies were checking the area for Alvarez Carillo, who fled the scene on foot prior to their arrival. Medical personnel ultimately arrived and further attempted life saving measures on the 62 year-old Hispanic male adult, who was later declared dead at the scene.
Additional Deputies who were searching for Alvarez Carrillo located him running nearby in the area of Portlock Lane and Lake Mendocino Drive.
Alvarez Carrillo, who was known from multiple past contacts, was pursued into a home that was vacant and under construction in the 3200 block of Portlock Lane. Alvarez Carrillo barricaded himself inside a room inside the home.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Doc” was deployed and he successfully apprehended Alvarez Carrillo who was later booked into the Mendocino County Jail on a charge of murder.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, assisted by investigators from the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office responded to further investigate the incident.
This investigation is ongoing and the victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification to his next of kin.
Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line by calling 707-234-2100.
UPDATE 4/26: The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim:
On 04-26-2016 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Division identified the victim as being Salvador Hernandez from Ukiah, California.