Today, detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office detained and later arrested, Isaiah Robert Garcia, age 18, of Salem. Mr. Garcia is the suspect in the shooting death of Leonardo Martinez-Hernandez, age 25, of Salem. The shooting took place yesterday in a parking lot off of 47th Avenue NE in Salem yesterday.
Mr. Garcia has been taken to the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Murder and 2 counts of Attempted Murder. Mr. Garcia is suspected of shooting at Mr. Hernandez and two other juveniles after a gang related confrontation. Mr. Garcia is set to appear in court tomorrow at the Circuit Court annex at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Garcia's booking image will be available once he has been processed into our facility.
Detectives are seeking the vehicle pictured in connection to today's shooting. The truck appears to be a late model, two wheel drive Nissan, with faded blue paint, plastic bed liner and chrome wheels. If you know where to locate this vehicle please call the sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032
Detectives are continuing their investigation into today's shooting. The man shot earlier was taken to Salem Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and died. Deputies are looking for any information regarding a dark or light blue, 1980's Toyota truck occupied by a hispanic male. If you have any information regarding this incident please call Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032
. Detectives are investigating the incident as a potential gang related shooting. The victim's name will not be released until an autopsy can be performed late tomorrow afternoon.
Deputies and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office are on scene and investigating a shooting that took place in a parking lot in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE around 12:45 p.m., today. One man has been shot and taken to Salem Hospital with what deputies are describing as life threatening injuries.
Very little information is known about what led up to the shooting and deputies are seeking anyone who may have been in the area who can provide a description or information regarding anyone involved. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing any further details pertaining to the victim or the incident at this time.
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Public Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
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