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Shooting Leaves Two Dead and Another Injured **Watterson Image** (Photo) - 05/03/18

Image Elijah Watterson added. 

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On April 14th, 2018 at 2:28 a.m., a late night shooting left two men dead and another man injured at Bar Fly’s located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE.

On April 14th, 2018 detectives arrested Cain Thompson, age 22 and Santano Sauseda, age 23 in connection with the ongoing shooting investigation.  Both men have been charged with the crime of Riot and Mr. Sauseda with an additional crime of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

On April 15th, 2018 a warrant for the arrest of Elijah Watterson, age 21 was issued for 3 counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Riot.  On Saturday April 21st Mr. Watterson was arrested in Palmdale California by our partners at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

Mr. Watterson waived extradition and is currently lodged in the Marion County Jail where he is expected to be arraigned today, Thursday May 3rd at 3:00 p.m.     

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information on the location of a 1997, Ford Expedition bearing Oregon license XEL793.  The Expedition is red or maroon with a tan stripe along the bottom half of the vehicle. 

If you have any information related to the shooting or the vehicle described above please call the Marion County Sheriff’s at 503 588 5032.  Due to the pending criminal charges and ongoing criminal investigation we will not be releasing any further details. 

***Please watch ouor web page for a booking image of Watterson***

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Deputies are currently seeking any information regarding the pictured vehicle.  Originally thought to be a Cadillac Escalade investigators now believe they are searching for a late model red or maroon Ford Expedition.  If you have any information regarding this vehicle or its owner please call MCSO at 503 540 807

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Deputies have identified both men killed in yesterday's shootings that occurred in the parking lots at Bar Fly's located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE and near 421 Lancaster Drive NE, in Salem.  They are Tobias Helms-Reese, age 24, of Salem and Tyler Longacre, age 21, of Salem. Autopsies were performed on both men by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. For both men it was determined that the cause of death was from a gunshot wound.   

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shootings.  As this is an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will not offer any further details at this time.  

The Sheriff’s Office is still asking anyone with information to please call or tip line at 503 540 8079.

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A late night shooting has left two men dead and another man injured. April 14th, 2018 at 2:28 a.m., deputies were called to Bar Fly’s located at 444 Lancaster Drive NE on a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived they found two men shot, both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Sadly at the hospital one of the men succumbed to his injuries and died, the second man remains in stable condition. A short time later a third man was found deceased in the parking lot of DaVita located at 421 Lancaster Drive NE.

Investigators believe all three men are related to the same incident. Detectives are currently on scene and are working diligently to determine exactly what happened. Investigators are seeking information you may have about a red Cadillac Escalade seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting. If you have any information or details surrounding the shooting please call our tip line at 503 540 8079.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office and the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

**Media this is a very active investigation and there are no additional details available at this time. A PIO is currently available on scene. If your are responding to the scene please utilize the Road House parking lot to stage any vehicles and equipment.  **

 

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