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Santa Monica Detectives Extradite Pittsburgh Man In Relation To 1980 Cold Case

Patrick Salmon is accused in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old during a home invasion in Santa Monica in 1980.
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Patrick Salmon is accused in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old during a home invasion in Santa Monica in 1980.

Posted Jul. 21, 2012, 1:11 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Santa Monica police extradited murder suspect Patrick Salmon from Pittsburgh to California on Thursday in relation to a 1980 cold case.

SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said Salmon, 53, was extradited by investigators from the Santa Monica Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division.

Lewis said Salmon was transported and booked into the Los Angeles County Jail where he is being held pending his next court date, which is unknown at this time.

Salmon is accused in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old during a home invasion in Santa Monica in 1980.

CBS Pittsburgh reports that Salmon was arrested and placed in the Allegheny County Jail on May 17, but SMPD detectives had to get a Governor’s Warrant in California and Pennsylvania in order to extradite him back.

Detectives reopened the case two years ago and traced Salmon to Pittsburgh, specifically Shaler Township, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

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Jul. 21, 2012, 8:30:28 pm

Payel said...

Great Job indeed. .More than 30 years ! I wonder what it took so many years to get the accused behind the bar ? I hope it should not take another 30 years to get the justice.

Oct. 15, 2012, 9:50:02 am

bill matthews said...

Police are so wrong how do you give two scarred to death kids a sweet deal like blame somebody or do life.they got a couple years for killing someone they probably had a beef with and when they get caught they just blame it on some homeless guy and only know his nickname.comeon your gonna rob and maybe shoot someone with somebody you dont even know thier real name.what a fxxxxn joke.no wonder so many murders in calif.your gonna let a sick innocent guy die waiting to be cleared in a sorry pittifull case where there is not one single shred of evedance against this guy or anyone but the two who did it.law enforcement in calif.and most crime ridden places are no more than organized criminals themselves who would do anything for a pat on the back.liars all of em .the two rats and the cops who bunked the case.they must be watching csi too much or something.what a shame for pat salmon,i just hope being in that jail dont kill him..then calif.state should be charged with manslaughter.

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