PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Two men were arrested Sunday after a dispute at a bar led to a chase, gunfire and an intentional car crash, according to Salem Police Department.
At 4:45 p.m., officers responded to a business complex on Lancaster Drive Northeast after witnesses reported gunfire and seeing a van ram into another car in the parking lot, Salem police said.
Officers said they learned a few minutes prior, two men got into a verbal dispute at Holland’s Bar on Silverton Road Northeast.
One man, identified as 39-year-old Javier Arturo Juarez, left the bar after an employee intervened in the dispute, authorities said.
The other man, identified as 33-year-old Daniel Luis Garcia, followed Juarez to the complex parking lot and rammed his van into Garcia’s car as Juarez fired from a handgun, authorities report.
After running from the scene, police said Garcia was found in a Fred Meyer parking lot on Market Street Northeast and arrested on second-degree assault and reckless driving charges, Salem police said — adding he was also wanted on two outstanding warrants.
Police said Juarez, a convicted criminal, was arrested on a felon in possession of a firearm charge.
The two were arraigned in Marion County on Monday.