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Road rage gunman gets 12.5 years

One Gresham man was shot, another assaulted
by: contributed photo, Bidal Cristobal Medina Gastelum

Bidal Cristobal Medina Gastelum, 26, of Hillsboro was convicted of attempted murder, second-degree assault with a firearm and second-degree attempted assault with a firearm in connection with July's shooting of a Gresham resident on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon.

On July 28, Gastelum, driving a Chevy Suburban with two other passengers, pulled up in the passing lane next to a Plymouth Neon driven by Shane Vogt, 22, of Gresham, near the Blalock Canyon exit. Gastelum reached across his passenger seat and shot Vogt in the leg with a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun.

Vogt was treated at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and released. His passenger, Christopher Wilson, 21, of Gresham, was not injured.

Attempted murder and second-degree assault are Measure 11 offenses with mandatory minimum sentences of 90 and 70 months. In this case, Gastelum will serve those sentences concurrently because the crimes involved the same incident and victim, according to a statement released by Gilliam County Deputy District Attorney Marion Weatherford.

The attempted assault charge involved Wilson, and added another 60 months to the sentence. Gastelum was sentenced to 150 months in all.

Gastelum's passengers, Jorge Luis Camacho Samaniego, 39, and Jorge Luis Trejo Ordonez, 20, were each previously convicted of two counts of recklessly endangering another person and sentenced to six months apiece.