Man arrested for shooting, killing another man in Salem

SALEM, Ore. – Salem police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing another man during a fight early Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired near Taybin Road NW and Calico Street at around 3:30 a.m. Police learned that a man called 911 dispatchers and said he had shot someone at that location.

Officers found Christopher Edward Gerberding, 32, and Manuel Zavala, 30, who was dead at the scene.

Gerberding told detectives that there was an altercation and he shot Zavala, killing him.

Police arrested Gerberding on charges of manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon.



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