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Jury Returns with Guilty Verdict in Aloha Homicide Trial
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 9:21 AM
 
September 26, 2017 -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, was found guilty of Murder and other charges related to a shooting in Aloha on June 20, 2016.

On September 26, 2017, after a five-day trial in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia, a jury found Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The charges stem from the shooting death of Yusuf Sharif on the morning of June 20, 2016.

Judge Garcia also found Mr. Gastelum-Medina guilty of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Mr. Gastelum-Medina will be sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court on September 6, 2017 at 9 a.m.

[Original media releases below. The correct spelling of Mr. Gastelum-Medina's name is now reflected.]

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UPDATE: Beaverton Man Charged in Aloha Homicide

On June 21, 2016 at about 8:30 p.m., members with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Roger Gastelum-Medina, 21, from Beaverton. Mr. Gastelum-Medina was charged with the murder of 21-year-old Yusuf Sharif. Marshals had been tracking Mr. Gastelum-Medina throughout the area since Monday's homicide. They captured him in Tigard as he walked down the sidewalk on SW Highway 99W near SW 72nd Avenue.

On June 20, 2016, Sheriff's Detectives believe Mr. Sharif was walking on SW Blanton Street. Mr. Gastelum- Medina stopped in a vehicle to confront Mr. Sharif about an issue. Investigators discovered that during the confrontation, Mr. Gastelum-Medina shot Mr. Sharif with a handgun, then fled the area. Sheriff's Detectives do not believe this incident was racially motivated or a hate crime. Roger Gastelum-Medina was booked in the Washington County Jail, charged with Murder. He is held without the possibility of bail. Arraignment is today at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah and Clackamas County Sheriff's Offices, Oregon State Police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Original Press Release Below: Detectives Search for Suspects in Aloha Homicide

June 20, 2016--Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street that resulted in a man's death.

On June 20, 2016 at 8:37 a.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound lying on SW Blanton Street. The first deputy that arrived at the scene attempted lifesaving measures until relieved by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no information to lead investigators to believe this was a random act. It is believed the victim was walking on SW Blanton Street when he was shot. It was reported the people responsible fled east bound on SW Blanton Street in a dark colored sedan. Detectives are continuing their search for the vehicle and suspect(s) involved in this shooting.

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit and the Oregon State Police Forensics are on scene and assisting with the investigation. Blanton Street will remain closed for the next several hours while the investigation continues.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact detectives at (503)846-2500.