A Salem murder suspect with family ties in the Redmond area was arrested Wednesday evening in Portland, said authorities.
Jason Donald Johnson was apprehended at a Portland bus depot Dec. 27, and was taken into custody by Portland Police without incident. He was transported by Salem Police detectives back to Salem and lodged in the Marion County Jail.
Johnson was wanted in connection with the Dec. 23 shooting death of Jose Luis Estrada in Salem.
Estrada was found on the sidewalk near a northeast Salem apartment complex near 2530 NE Broadway Avenue about 2 p.m. Saturday, said Chief Jerry Moore, and was transported by ground ambulance to the Salem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
|Police arrested Jason Donald Johnson Wednesday for the Dec. 23rd murder of Jose Luis Estrada in Salem. Photo provided by Salem Police. |
Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot and saw Estrada collapse on the sidewalk near the parking lot of the complex, said the Chief.
Salem Police earlier issued a murder warrant for Johnson who was described as a 31-year old white male, 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighing 190 pounds with short cropped hair. According to the police news release, Johnson is a known methamphetamine user and has access to firearms. He was considered armed and dangerous.