US Marshals arrest man for Aloha murder

The motive is still unclear

Roger Emir Gastelum-Medina booking photo, June 21, 2016 (WCSO)
Roger Emir Gastelum-Medina booking photo, June 21, 2016 (WCSO)

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) – Detectives have arrested a 21-year-old man from Beaverton on allegations he shot and killed a man near a popular park in Washington County earlier this week.

Officials tell KOIN 6 News Roger Emir Gastemum-Medina was arrested Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

A warrant went out on Monday for Gastemum-Medina’s arrest. The warrant charges Gastemum-Medina with one count of murder.

According to the sheriff’s office, Gastemum-Medina is accused of killing 21-year-old Yusef Sharif.

Authorities said Marshals had been tracking Gastemum-Medina throughout Washington County since the murder. He was finally captured in Tigard as he walked down a sidewalk on Southwest Highway 99W.

The shooting happened Monday around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest Blanton Street and Southwest 167th.

KOIN 6 News has learned the victim was reportedly walking on Southwest Blanton when Gastemum-Medina pulled up in a vehicle.

Gastemum-Medina stopped his vehicle, exited, confronted Sharif and fatally shot him, officials say.

The motive has not been released, but detectives do not believe the incident was racially motivated or a hate crime.

Gastemum-Medina is being held in the Washington County Jail.

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