[Monterey Herald] Police release Salinas homicide video as Korean community mourns

August 22, 2014


[Monterey Herald] Flowers, candles and handwritten notes placed outside a convenience store in East Salinas narrated the grief felt by neighbors and members within the tight-knit Korean community in the wake of the death of Sook Mi Oh from injuries incurred during a robbery.

Oh, a woman in her mid-50s, was with two of her closest friends when two men armed with handguns barged into Hot Stop market on Williams Road on Friday night. The men attacked them and shot all three of them, but Oh was struck several more times than her friends and later died from those injuries.

Police are calling Oh’s homicide “one of the most brutal homicides” they’ve ever seen in Salinas. In an attempt to help find the violent suspects, police released the surveillance video from the shooting Wednesday night. [READ MORE]