Three men were arrested early Saturday morning on conspiracy and weapons charges after they apparently returned to the scene of a Friday night shooting.
A vehicle reportedly tied to the incident had returned to the Partridge Lane Apartments shortly after investigators had completed processing the crime scene there. Officers had been investigating what was called a “gang fight.” Witnesses reported a gunshot at about 8:52 p.m., and seeing at least 30 people fleeing the scene immediately afterwards. One person, a 20-year-old man who lives at the apartments, was treated for what KPD Capt. Jeff Kuhns called a non-life threatening gunfire-related injury.
At about 2:13 a.m. Saturday morning Sgt. Andrew Copeland located the vehicle, a green 1996 Plymouth Voyager mini-van, and stopped it near the intersection of Hyacinth Street NE and 25th Street NE in Salem.
– Hector Flores, 18, Gervais, conspiracy to commit assault and parole violation.
– Jose Emanuel Patrico, 20, Keizer, conspiracy to commit assault, unlawful possession of a short-barrel firearm, reckless endangering and unlawful use of a weapon.
– Fermin Flores-Bautista, 21, Gervais, conspiracy to commit assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree assault.