Victims ID'd in fatal farm shooting
WOODBURN — Two of the three people fatally shot at a blueberry farm in northwest Oregon lived at the location, and the third person was the girlfriend of another resident who was not home at the time, authorities said Tuesday.
A fourth victim, a man, also was a resident at the farm in a quiet part of the Willamette Valley about 30 miles south of Portland. He suffered serious injuries, but he was expected to survive, Marion County sheriff's Lt. Chris Baldridge said.
The victims were identified as Ruben Rigoberto-Reyes, 60; Edmundo Amaro-Bajonero, 26 and Katie Gildersleeve, 30, of Logsden.
Oregon State Police arrested Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, a few hours after the shooting Monday on Interstate 84 near Mosier, about 100 miles northeast of the berry farm.
He was booked on charges of aggravated murder and made an initial court appearance Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear if Oseguera-Gonzalez had retained an attorney, and Baldridge did not know.
Authorities have not provided a motive or a relationship between Oseguera-Gonzalez and the victims except to say he frequented the berry farm.
Detectives are looking at all motives now, Baldridge said, including the possibility of illegal activity at the farm. The fourth victim has recovered enough to speak with investigators and has been interviewed, he said.
A marijuana grow near the farm is legal, is located on a separate private property and had nothing to do with the shooting, Baldridge added.