TEHAMA COUNTY - On January 30, 2017, criminalists with the California Department of Justice were called upon to help Tehama County Sheriff’s investigators with a double homicide involving a possible robbery and two crime scenes.
According to a Tehama County Sheriff’s press release, it appears two to three men, armed with at least one weapon, attempted a home invasion and/or carjacking in the Rancho Tehama Reserve. When deputies arrived at the scene they found Moises Salgado Farias, 38, killed by gunfire, in the home’s yard.
Minutes later, deputies were called to a gas station in Corning regarding a shooting victim who walked into the business and collapsed. That unidentified shooting victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators discovered a truck that the shooting victim arrived at the gas station in, and are searching for a male adult, in connection with the truck and the shooting victim, who fled the scene.
Investigators believe the shooting victim at the gas station and the male who took off were also involved in the home invasion robbery attempt with Farias. An extensive search for the male residents of the Rancho Tehama Reserve home, who are being sought for questioning about the shooting, has been underway and as of yet their whereabouts are unknown. It is not believed they were injured in the attempted robbery and appears at this time that they were the victim of the robbery attempt and shot FARIAS and the second man during the robbery attempt.
Deputies and detectives from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office have been actively working the investigation and have been assisted by criminalists from the California Department of Justice, air operations from the California Highway Patrol, agents from the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Task Force and investigators from the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations.