Two Death Investigations Underway in South Salem — UPDATE

Posted on October 30, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

DATE:  October 29, 2023

Two death investigations underway in south Salem

Update 10/30/2023 | 2:00  p.m.

The two individuals in the fatal incidents are identified as Antonio Castilleja and Etrine Trent Shively, both age 21 and Salem residents.

The investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit detectives determined Shively arrived at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Liberty RD SE and forced entry into a residence at approximately 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning. Shively shot and killed Castilleja. Shively fled the scene with witnesses providing a description of the suspect vehicle allowing officers to locate the car traveling northbound on Commercial Street.

During the pursuit, Shively shot himself, resulting in his loss of control of the vehicle which ultimately came to a stop after crashing through the property of two businesses at Commercial ST and Royvonne AV SE at approximately 6:30 a.m.

Although the motive for the killing of Castilleja cannot be established due to Shively’s suicide, the two men were known to one another through their romantic involvement with a woman.

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Originally published 10/29/2023 | 11:10 a.m.

Salem, Ore. — The Salem Police Violent Crimes Unit and Traffic Team are conducting two death investigations in south Salem stemming from a dispute which occurred early today.

At approximately 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning, Salem Police officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired occurring at an apartment in the 4000 block of Liberty RD S. Witnesses reported hearing an argument then the sound of gunfire with a person fleeing the scene in a vehicle, leaving one man deceased from a gunshot wound.

A responding officer located and pursued the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Commercial ST SE. The vehicle crashed through the property of two businesses in the 4700 block of Commercial ST. The driver was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Each scene is under active investigation, and no further details, including information about the decedents, is being released at this time.

Commercial ST was closed between Boone RD and Hilfiker LN SE for approximately four hours for the investigation of the collision.

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