NYSSA — One of the two suspects of a January shooting in Nyssa turned himself in to police on Monday.

Juan Miguel “Michael” Medrano turned himself in at the Nyssa Police Department at 6 p.m. Monday and was lodged into to the Malheur County Jail.

Medrano is facing recommended charges of attempted murder, assault in the first degree, unlawful use of a firearm, criminal mischief in the second degree and reckless endangerment. His arraignment was set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, but was held to Friday.

The other suspect, Ricardo Cervantes Medrano, 44, of Nyssa, is still being sought by police as well as immigration officials.

If Immigrations and Customs Enforcement picks up Ricardo Medrano on a detainer, it is likely he would never face charges locally, as he would have to go before a federal immigration judge.

The shooting occurred on the afternoon of Jan. 21. Nyssa Police officers were responded to Good Avenue near South Second Street.

According to the news release, witnesses at the scene described a silver Chevrolet Tahoe with Oregon plates, occupied by two males, that swerved in front of a light brown Chevrolet Ventra that was occupied by a female driver and a male passenger.

The release states that the passenger of the Tahoe discharged one round from a 9mm handgun that struck the passenger side of the van before speeding off. The van also left the scene, traveling eastbound on Good Avenue. Officers recovered one 9mm shell casing at the scene.

Officers were also able to obtain video of the incident from security cameras and identified the vehicle owners, who are married.

Officers later observed the two vehicles at a residence on Park Avenue, but were unable to make contact as the occupants had already left. Malheur County Sheriff’s Office’s SERT team aided in the effort.

According to the release, witnesses identified both suspects.


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