A 20-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday afternoon for his alleged involvement in two separate September shootings, according to the Salem Police Department.
Aljoze Reyes was arraigned at the Marion County Criminal Court Annex and is being charged with alleged assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon for an incident that happened on Sept. 28. Reyes is also being charged with alleged attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon for a Sept. 29 incident.
On Sept. 28, police said a 60-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound crashed into a landscape strip at the intersection of Lancaster Drive and Sunnyview Road NE. The driver told police he had been involved in a dispute with Reyes.
On Sept. 29, officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at an encampment in the Claggett Creek Natural Area. Officers located a 36-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the chest who told police he was in an argument with Reyes when he was shot.
Both victims were taken to Salem Health and survived.
A Marion County grand jury indicted Reyes on Monday for the shooting on Sept. 29.
Reyes also had two outstanding warrants, one for failing to appear in court for an alleged attempt to elude police and another for alleged menacing.
His next court date is scheduled for Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m.