Salem man arrested after road rage shooting


One passenger was nearly shot during the June incident, police say

A booking photo of Joshua Ryan Villegas, July 15, 2020. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Salem man was arrested for attempted murder after shooting at another car during a bout of road rage, police said.

SWAT officers arrested 34-year-old Joshua Ryan Villegas on Wednesday morning at his home on Buffalo Drive SE, the Salem Police Department said.

Villegas is accused of almost shooting a passenger when he fired at another car in June.

He was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, three counts of reckless endangering, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

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