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News Release
*** Arrested UPDATE *** Detectives Investigating New Year's Day Shooting in Mt. Angel - 05/31/24

On Monday, January 1, 2024, shortly before 6:00 a.m., law enforcement personnel from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Angel Police and Silverton Police Departments were dispatched to Pershing Street near Marquam Street in Mt. Angel after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot. Attempts to provide emergency medical assistance to the man were not successful, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was identified as Brandon Slack. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detectives identified Agustin Barocio (42), of Mt. Angel as the suspect in this investigation. An arrest warrant was issued for Barocio for Murder in the First Degree and additional charges. 

With the assistance of U.S. Marshals, Barocio was located and safely taken into custody on May 24, 2024, in Mexico. He has been transported back to the United States. Brandon’s family has been notified of the arrest. Barocio’s court date is pending. 

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the U.S. Marshalls for their assistance with this investigation. All further inquiries will be handled by the Marion County District Attorney's Office. 

 

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect who shot and killed a man in Mt. Angel, on January 1, 2024. 

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Agustin Barocio (42) from Mt. Angel. Agustin Barocio is described as 5’2” and approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His Oregon DMV photo is attached. 

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to contact Detective Jessica Van Horn at 503-584-6211.  The case is featured on Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information reported to Crime Stoppers of Oregon that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous. Secure and anonymous tips can be left at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, or you can visit the app store and download P3 tips for smartphones or tablets.

Information about the location of the suspect can be submitted directly through Crime Stoppers or by calling Detective Jessica Van Horn and 503-584-6211.  Anonymous tips can be sent by texting the words TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.


 

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On Monday morning, January 1, 2024, shortly before 6:00 a.m., law enforcement personnel from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Angel Police and Silverton Police Departments were dispatched to Pershing Street near Marquam Street in Mt. Angel after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot. Deputies arrived on scene and located one victim with serious injuries. The suspect in the shooting fled prior to deputies arriving. Attempts to provide emergency medical assistance to the man were not successful, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Brandon Slack (42) of Mt. Angel.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit were called out to lead the investigation and are being assisted by the Mt. Angel Police. On Monday evening Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT assisted detectives with serving a search warrant in the Gervais area in connection with this investigation. No arrests have been made at this time. This is an active investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time. 

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to contact Detective Jessica Van Horn and 503-584-6211. Anonymous tips can be sent by texting the words TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.