Investigation into deadly shooting in Salem

Salem Police Dept


SALEM, Ore. (NWNN) – The man who is accused of killing a Salem woman on Monday has been arrested near the Canadian border.

Police say Cristian Acosta is being held in the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham, WA after he was arrested attempting to cross the border into Canada.

He has been charged with aggravated murder and is awaiting extradition back to Salem.

Police say it began when they arrived Monday afternoon on a report of a disturbance at the residence in the 2500 block of Hyde Court SE and found 20-year old Lucia Pamatz deceased.

We’ve been told the investigation is still continuing but it appears to be a domestic violence shooting.