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Homicide at Salem Bar -- UPDATE July 21, 2021 - 07/21/21

UPDATE July 21, 2021

An arrest has been made in the double homicide at Capital Cantina in northeast Salem on July 10, 2021.

The investigation led Salem Police detectives to believe the suspect in the case, Nivardo Ramirez Monge, age 21, was in the state of Nevada. 

With assistance from the Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team and other law enforcement agencies in Nye County, Ramirez Monge was apprehended Monday evening, July 19, 2021 in Tonopah, Nevada.

Salem Police detectives have initiated the intra-agency process to return Ramirez Monge to Oregon for arraignment and prosecution.

From this point, all further details on the case will be released by the Office of the Marion County District Attorney.

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UPDATE July 13, 2021

The homicide victims in the July 10, 2021 shooting incident are identified as Jose Pablo Arrevalo, age 27 of Salem, and Erlin Adonay Rivas-Lopez, age 29 of Salem.

No further case information is available at this time.

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Original press release published July 10, 2021

Salem, Ore. On July 10, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Salem Police officers responded to Capital Cantina, 1486 Hawthorne AV NE, on reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, people were fleeing the location. Officers went directly into the location, made sure there was no longer a threat and located two victims. One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other was transported to Salem Health where they died of their wounds.  

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to call the Salem Police Tips hotline at 503-588-8477.


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