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Man charged with murder related to shooting in Salem - 02/13/20

On February 13, 2020, an Indictment was filed in Marion County Circuit Court charging Martin Steven Kirk-Varela, 26, with Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a Firearm, Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm, Assault in the Second Degree with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Body Armor and Possession of Methamphetamine stemming from a shooting that occurred on Snoopy Lane NE in Salem on January 21, 2020. 

The Indictment alleges that Martin Steven Kirk-Varela intentionally caused the death of another human being, namely Eduardo Flores-Rodriguez, who died of a gunshot wound on January 23, 2020.  The Indictment further alleges that Martin Steven Kirk-Varela attempted to cause the death of other victims and caused them injury.

Martin Steven Kirk-Varela is currently incarcerated at the Marion County Correctional Facility serving a parole sanction.  He will appear for arraignment on February 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Highway, Salem. 

This incident was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.  Any person with information concerning the January 21, 2020 shooting is encouraged to contact Detective Nancy Serrano at 503-316-6635.  As this is a pending criminal case, no additional comments will be issued by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. 

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