HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – October 7, 2013 – Hollister Police Detectives have identified the homicide victim as Michael Cortez (27 yrs) from Hollister, CA.


Eduardo Cadena (26 yrs) from Hollister is at a bay area Hospital receiving treatment for injuries related to a truck hitting him in the 700 Blk of East Street. Detectives have tried to interview Cadena and he so far refused to cooperate with the investigation.


At about 2:00 AM, Hollister Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing and a subject being hit with a truck at in the 700 block of East Street. The officers found two victims. One had multiple stab wounds to his torso. The other victim appeared to have been struck by the truck. Both victims were air lifted to bay area hospitals.


Hollister Police Detectives were called out and are investigating leads. This incident is being investigated as a gang related homicide.


The Hollister Police Department needs your help in solving this crime. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Detective Sergeant Dan Winn or Gang Officer Matt Weiss at 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

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