Man arrested in connection with Salem shooting death
SALEM, Ore. - Police arrested a Salem man accused of being a lookout in a deadly shooting earlier this month.
Police found Andrew Entizne dead outside the driver's side of his car on April 6, which was in a ditch of blackberry bushes in a Salem neighborhood. Gunshots were reported in the area before officers arrived, they said. Entizne died of a gunshot wound.
It happened in the area of Fairway Avenue and Rees Hill Road Southeast at around 3 a.m., according to Lt. Dave Okada.
Neighbors told KATU they heard five gunshots that morning.
Detectives arrested Pedro Delgado Suarez on Friday, April 19 on an unrelated matter. In a probable cause affidavit, police said at first Suarez denied involvement in Entizne's death but later admitted he knew Entizne. He told police he was told by other people to park his car nearby and honk his car horn if he saw police coming.
According to police, Suarez said he was out of view of where the shooting happened and was told by the others to leave if he heard gunshots. When shots rang out, he did.
Suarez told police the others hid and waited for Entizne to drive to the intersection before they opened fire, according to the affidavit. He also said the decision to shoot Entizne was made the day before.
Suarez appeared in Marion County Court to face a murder charge on Monday. He is also being held on an unrelated warrant out of Illinois, police said.
Okada said Monday the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Salem Police at 503-588-6050.
Andrew Entizne (photo courtesy of his brother, Fred Entizne)