Man shot at Salem apartment dies at hospital; suspect arrested

Shooting at Salem apartment complex

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.

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