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News Release
Patrol officers make quick arrest in shots fired incident - 09/23/21


DATE:     September 23, 2021

Salem, Ore. — Patrol officers responded to the 3700 block of Portland RD NE yesterday afternoon, September 22, 2021, on the report of shots fired into an occupied vehicle.

Fortunately, none of the occupants were injured.

Officers quickly began a search of the area including a homeless camp situated in the direction from which the shots were fired. Individuals in the camp were able to provide information about the incident which led to the arrest of Ivanovich Garcia Sanchez, age 39. Patrol officers successfully located casings and the firearm believed to be used in the incident.

Sanchez is lodged at the Marion County Jail on the charges of reckless endangering and unlawful use of a weapon.

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