Suspect in Hayes Street shooting on Thanksgiving Day arrested
Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for a Thanksgiving Day shooting that sent a 35-year-old woman to the hospital.
Rodolfo Silva-Cortez Jr., 27, was arrested early Friday after a standoff with police that resulted in a K-9 apprehension.
Silva-Cortez was wanted for allegedly shooting a 35-year-old woman at 4:52 p.m. Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) in the 1300 block of West Hayes Street. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening. Some of her personal belongings were reported stolen during the incident as well.
Just after midnight early Dec. 7, police responded to the 700 block of Harrison Street where a man was reportedly threatening a 41-year-old woman with a firearm inside a residence. The victim was able to leave the location and call police.
By contacting residents of the location, police leared that Silva-Cortez had possibly fallen asleep inside, a press release stated. Several residents left as the Marion County SWAT converged on the scene, heading inside to arrest Silva-Cortez.
Silva-Cortez suffered minor injuries when he was apprehended by a Marion County K-9. He was treated at a local hospital.
Police also recovered from Silva-Cortez a loaded .38 caliber revolver that will be compared to what was used in the other shooting investigation.
Silva-Cortez is being held with no bail in Marion County Jail. He faces charges of attempted murder, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree robbery, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of menacing, first-degree burglary, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He also faces a first-degree burglary charge for a 2017 incident. His next court appearance will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.
An arrest warrant for Silva-Cortez was publicized on Nov. 26 regarding the Nov. 22 shooting along with a warrant for Norberto Martinez in connection to a Nov. 12 shooting at the same location on Hayes Street, which police say was unrelated. In the Nov. 12 shooting, Norberto Martinez is suspected as having shot a 19-year-old man (whose wounds were not life-threatening). Martinez was located and arrested in Medford.