Lebanon men arrested in connection with Salem shooting

Update, Oct. 5 — Court documents for Israel Anaya indicate the state will rely on enhancement facts, as well as the defendant’s conduct throughout any court proceeding including any untruthful testimony by the defendant. Enhancement facts were listed as: defendant on supervision, prior sanctions have not deterred defendant, demonstrated disregard for laws, and incarceration necessary for public safety.

Lebanon Local has found no other Oregon circuit court records for Aaron Anaya, but Israel Anaya has other felony records including fourth-degree assault (2013, no contest), possession of methamphetamine (2016, 2017; guilty), felon in possession of a firearm (2017, 2020; guilty), unauthorized use of a vehicle (2019, no contest), fleeing (2020, guilty).

A plea hearing is scheduled for both defendants on Oct. 11. Both are being held without bail.


Two Lebanon men have been arrested in connection with an Aug. 28 shooting incident in Salem, according to Salem Police.

Police reported that Israel Fausto Anaya, 27, and Aaron Max Anaya, 19, were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 28, at their Lebanon residence in the 900 block of Wassom St. after an investigation led detectives to the pair, who are brothers. Salem Police coordinated with the Linn-Benton Counties Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and served a search warrant at the family home, the location of which was not disclosed, where the brothers were taken into custody.

Detectives recovered eight firearms in the search, according to police.

The shooting with which the two are linked occurred Aug. 28 in the 400 block of 24th St. NE in Salem, police said.

Both brothers were indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on Sept. 16.

The Aug. 28 incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. when Salem patrol officers responded to the 400 block of 24th ST NE after a report of a person with a gunshot wound. Arriving officers found the homeowner with a gunshot wound and treated her injuries while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

According to police, a preliminary investigation determined the woman and a family friend were outside the home when two males approached and exchanged words with them. Several shots rang out and the woman sustained a gunshot wound which was non-life-threatening.

Israel Anaya was charged with second-degree attempted murder with a firearm, first-degree assault with a firearm; two counts of unlawful use of a weapon; and felon in possession of a weapon. Anaya also had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation, according to police.

Aaron Anaya was charged by the Grand Jury with second-degree attempted murder with a firearm, first-degree assault with a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Anaya brothers are currently lodged in the Marion County Jail. All further inquiries into this investigation must be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.