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Arrests Made In Gang Shooting Case

MEDFORD, Ore. — An attempted murder in a shooting that involved two Medford gangs now has the man who allegedly pulled the trigger behind bars. The arrest made Wednesday was one of two made during the investigation.

On the evening of March 8th, Medford Police responded to the scene of an apparent shooting on Bryant Street in west Medford. When police arrived, however, both the suspects and potential victims were gone.

Wednesday, after an investigation that spanned nearly a month, police arrested 22 year-old Toby Martinez. Martinez is charged with 6 counts of attempted murder, 6 counts of first degree assault, second degree assault and attempting to elude an officer.

Police say back on March 8th, several Latino males dressed in red and believed to be Nortenos pulled up to an address on Bryant Street and confronted several other men believed to be Surenos. Shots were fired from the car, however no one was hit.

Through their investigation, Medford Police discovered another shooting just a few hours later blocks away involved the same suspect, only this time someone was struck with a bullet.

“These gang investigations are, no doubt, difficult and they do take some time, but at the same time, we are not going to give up when it comes to gang violence. We are going to keep going and keep going until we figure it out,” said Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau.

During the investigation, 16 year-old Ramon Santiago was also arrested and faces several charges, including 1st degree theft of an assault rifle.

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  1. Milt says:

    Why are we wasting the money on these pieces of crap big deal let them kill eachother off and be done with it. Would the money be better spent putting armed guards at the POE and turning them all around a making them go back where they belong. Oh sorry thats right thats how we treat our own people.

  2. angela says:

    You better shut your mouth unhappy. If you don’t know why some youth get in gangs.. you better put a zipper in your mouth. Or what?,,, Do you want the money for you?

  3. Mary Foster says:

    What makes you think these are foreign born men? Toby was my student his entire 7th grade year, in a youth shelter. He was darling, innocent and came from an abusive family situation. Where are you going to send him back to?

  4. Tracy says:

    abused or not, he now knows wrong from right and has chosen a violent criminal path, i personally know people who he has waved his gun at, he has no conscience, i have felt sorry for many children who are victims of being born to horrible parents who are also criminals, but a choice has to be made

  5. angela says:

    Poor Toby., I hope he has another opportunity to change his life. I am prayin for him.

  6. Mike says:

    Truly, what we hope for is a “twofer” in which an idiot like this kills another similar idiot and then gets busted and sent to jail. Two birds, one stone!

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