Salem police arrest suspect in cantina shooting

Salem police said Wednesday that Nevada law enforcement agencies have arrested a suspect in a July 10 bar shooting that left two men dead in northeast Salem.

Nivardo Ramirez Monge, 21, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, Salem police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes said.

The shooting at Capital Cantina (formerly Woody’s Cantina), 1486 Hawthorne Ave. N.E., left Jose Pablo Arrevalo, 27 and Erlin Adonay Rivas-Lopez, 29, dead. Both men lived in Salem.

Salem police identified Monge as a suspect in the shooting and determined he was in Nevada during their investigation, according to a news release. Police said Nevada authorities arrested Monge on Monday, July 19 Tonopah, Nevada.

Police detectives have started the process to bring Monge to Salem for prosecution, the release said.

-Rachel Alexander