Malheur County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide, three people arrested

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 13:51:11-04

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. — The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened on June 19. That evening, at 911 call was made reporting a person was dead inside a home on Clark Blvd between Ontario and Nyssa. The caller was a friend who had come to visit and police immediately responded, saying the scene indicated the death was likely a shooting.

The victim, identified as Salvador Bahena Reyna, 39, was declared deceased and his family was notified soon after. The initial observations at the scene showed evidence of multiple gunshots having been fired near Reyna's body and a homicide investigation proceeded from that point. The Malheur County Major Crimes Team was activated and several agencies responded to assist with the investigation.

Witnesses and neighbors were interviewed, search warrants were obtained and the Oregon State Crime Lab helped process the scene and gather evidence. Officers were on the scene for several hours to protect the integrity of the crime and preserve evidence to allow the state police to diagram the area and gather evidence.

Three suspects were questioned and then arrested after the questioning process was finished based on their involvement in the death of Reyna. Angel Luciano, 24, of Ontario, Jose Enrique Rodrigues Correa, 26 of Ontario, and Jasmine Herrera, 21 of Ontario were all arrested and are being held on various charges. The charges include murder in the first degree, criminal conspiracy, robbery in the first degree, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft in the first degree, hindering prosecution, felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence.

Formal arraignment for Herrera was July 9 and arraignment for Figueroa and Correa is scheduled for July 10 in the Malheur County Circuit Court. Grand Jury will be held and the case presented as soon as possible.

The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency on the case. Deputies, troopers and officers from the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Ontario Police and Nyssa Police all assisted with the scene and the investigation.