Man broke into south Salem apartment early Sunday, fatally shot occupant and self

Salem police have identified a young man killed in a shooting early Sunday in south Salem as well as the gunman who died by suicide, saying they were romantically involved with the same woman.

Police said Monday afternoon that Etrine T. Shively broke into an apartment early Sunday morning, shot and killed Antonio Castilleja and led police on a pursuit before fatally shooting himself and crashing. Both men were 21-year-old Salem residents, the agency said in a news release.

“Although the motive for the killing of Castilleja cannot be established due to Shively’s suicide, the two men were known to one another through their romantic involvement with a woman,” according to the statement.

Shively went to an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Southeast Liberty Road and forced entry into an apartment around 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Shively shot and killed Castilleja, police said in the statement.

Witnesses reported hearing an argument followed by gunfire. 

Shively fled the scene and witnesses described the car he was driving to police, who found him driving north at the intersection of Commercial Street and Southeast 12th Street Cutoff. The intersection is about a mile away from the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.

Salem Police spokeswoman Angela Hedrick said she did not know how long police pursued Shively or at what speeds.

Shively shot himself during the pursuit, causing him to lose control of the car and crash around 6:30 a.m. through the property of two businesses at the intersection of Commercial Street and Southeast Royvonne Avenue, according to the statement.

The crash occurred about a half-mile south of where police first encountered Shively.

Hedrick said Shively did not shoot at police and no Salem officers fired shots.

Court records showed no previous charges filed against Shively in Oregon.


One dead in shooting, another dies by suicide after police chase in south Salem

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.