ONTARIO – Steve R. walked into a murder Sunday afternoon.
He saw and tried to stop an attack outside the Burnt River Farms dispensary in Ontario that killed Jonah Reyes, 25, of Ontario.
Ontario Police Chief Steven Romero said in a press release Sunday evening that the victim was stabbed to death in a gang-related crime.
Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney, said Monday morning that Gerardo L. Lopez, 27, and Luis C. Duran, 19, face charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault connected to the stabbing. Both men are Nampa residents, said Goldthorpe.
They were arrested Sunday evening in Idaho and are being held in the Canyon County Jail in Nampa until they can be extradited.