Last night at about 11:30 p.m., Deputies were called to the 4000 block of Sorrel Court SE to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Anahi Sanchez-Torres, age 24 called reporting that her ex-boyfriend was driving by her residence and harassing her.
While Deputies were responding to investigate Ms. Sanchez-Torres got into her vehicle and began chasing the suspicious vehicle down Lancaster Drive at high rates of speed. At some point during the chase multiple shots were fired striking the "suspicious vehicle". Thankfully the Salem Police Department stopped both vehicles before anyone was seriously hurt.
After being stopped the victim in the "suspicious vehicle" confirmed he was being shot at while being chased and was not associated with Ms. Sanchez-Torres's ex-boyfriend. A search of Ms. Sanchez-Torres's car led to the discovery of loaded 9mm gun that had the serial number removed. Deputies were even more surprised when they learned that Ms. Sanchez-Torres had her roommate Juan Morales Leon, age 27, of Salem and her four year old daughter in the car during the incident.
Ms. Sanchez-Torres was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Obliteration of a Serial Number, the four year old was taken into protective custody and turned over to the Department of Human Services. Deputies are still attempting to determine who exactly fired the rounds from Ms. Sanchez-Torres's vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032, you can remain anonymous.
Ms. Sanchez-Torres has been released from custody and is set to appear in Circuit Court on May 9th at 9:30 a.m.