SALEM, Ore. -- A man who was shot and wounded at a Salem apartment died at a hospital, police said.
Officers were called to an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Center Street NE just before 2 a.m. Monday. They found 32-year-old Rodolfo Castro-Salas and performed CPR on him until medics arrived and rushed him to a hospital, where he later died.
Detectives identified 22-year old Baltazar Delgado as the suspect in the case and arrested him on charges of aggravated murder and parole violation.
A young man who came to pick up a co-worker from that apartment was shocked at what happened, and worried that the man he'd become friends with over three years was the shooting victim.
"He’s a nice guy; we go to work, come back home, we drop each other off, he’s nice. I never heard anything bad about him, I don’t know about his friends that he had over or anything, who knows," said Alex Avilez, who had come to pick the man up for a construction job in Hood River.