Two Men Arrested in Connection with March Shooting Death

Posted on October 13, 2022

Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office – 10/13/22 9:30 AM

Yesterday, October 12, 2022, detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office made their second arrest in connection with the shooting death of Eduardo Garcia. The March 9th, 2022, shooting occurred in East Salem Service District on Hayesville Drive NE near Reimann Street NE.

Following a several month investigation detectives identified Yahir Cruz-Rosales (18) and John Juarez-Juarez (18) of Salem as involved in the incident.

John Juarez-Juarez was arrested on October 4, 2022, after being contacted by investigators on Salem Heights Ave S in Salem. Juarez-Juarez is being held in the Marion County Jail. On October 11, 2022, a Marion County Grand Jury indicted Juarez-Juarez for the following charges:

  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Attempted Murder in the First Degree
  • Unlawful use of a Weapon

Yahir Cruz-Rosales was arrested by investigators just before 10:00 am on October 12, 2022, on Front Street NE, Salem. Yahir Cruz-Rosales has been lodged at the Marion County Jail.  On October 11, 2022, the same Marion County Grand Jury indicted Cruz-Rosales for the following charges:

  • Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a Firearm
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm

Cruz-Rosales is scheduled to be arraigned on October 13, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.

The Criminal Investigations Unit is asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact Detective Noe Martinez at 503-316-6650 or tinez@co.marion.or.us“>nmartinez@co.marion.or.us. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411. During this investigation the Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the FBI, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Salem Police Department, Silverton Police Department, and the Woodburn Police Department.

All further media inquiries should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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