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Drive-By Shooting Suspect Arrested

Medford PoliceMEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have now arrested a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting that occurred in May.

Recently, Medford Police officers received information that shooting suspect Santiago Loveland-Flores was back in Medford. Medford Police said officers conducted surveillance on Loveland’s family members’ homes.

On Wednesday at about 4:45 p.m., Medford Police officers observed Loveland-Flores exit a family member’s house. Police say Loveland-Flores began riding away on a bicycle when he was confronted by officers. Police said he complied with officer’s commands and was taken into custody without incident.

The 15-year-old was identified by Medford Police as the shooter in a drive-by shooting that occurred back on May 7th on Benson Street and Dakota Avenue in Medford. Police said no one was hit during the incident and it does not appear any residences were struck by the bullets. The driver was arrested a day after the incident. Police have been searching for Loveland-Flores since May.

In addition to the arrest of Loveland-Flores, Medford Police said officers also arrested Loveland’s sister and brother in-law for providing shelter for Loveland. They were charged with hindering prosecution.