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Man indicted in Aloha homicide

Roger Gustemum-Medina charged with shooting Yusef Sharif to death on street


GASTEMUM-MEDINAA grand jury indicted a 21-year-old Beaverton man on three charges that officials say connect him to a June 20 killing near an Aloha park.

Roger Emir Gastemum-Medina was scheduled to be arraigned late Wednesday afternoon on one count each of murder, unlawful use of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Gastemum-Medina is accused of shooting 21-year-old Yusef Sharif near the intersection of Southwest Blanton Street and 167th Avenue.

Sharif was reportedly walking on Southwest Blanton when Gastemum-Medina pulled up in a vehicle. Gastemum-Medina stopped his vehicle, exited, confronted Sharif and fatally shot him, officials say.

According to court records, prosecutors were granted a court order to subpoena and compel two people to appear before the grand jury. The two are being held in the Washington County Jail on an unrelated matter.

The motive has not been released, but detectives do not believe the shooting was racially motivated or a hate crime.

Weisberg is a reporter for KOIN 6 News, a Pamplin Media Group news partner.