Sean Bufford Obituary, Death Cause – The victim of a drive-by shooting that took place on Riker Street and Lang Street on Thursday and was later found dead on Sunday has been named by the Salinas Police Department as a 20-year-old man. On Tuesday, Salinas Police Department officers were able to positively identify the individual as Sean Thomas Bufford. A twenty-year-old named Giovanni
Alexis Del Toro, a twenty-first-year-old named Johnathan Alvarado, a twenty-year-old named Arianna Rudd, and a twenty-first-year-old named Julian Cervantes have all been arrested and charged with his murder. KION contacted the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office to inquire about the charges that will be brought against the four suspects and to find out what part, if any, they may have played in Bufford’s murder.
Every one of the four accused is still being held in detention on various counts. According to the Monterey County Jail, Ariana Rudd and Jonathan Alvarado are currently being charged with attempted murder as well as conspiracy to commit a felony for their involvement in the incident. The bail for Rudd was established at $2.005 million, and the bail for Alvarado was established at $2 million.
According to the Monterey County Jail, Cervantes and Del Toro have had murder charges brought against them, and their respective bond amounts have been set at $2,020,000 and $2,045,000.