Day of questioning led police to brothers

A full day of following tips and questioning people who knew bits about a drive-by shooting Monday night near South Medford High School led investigators to a pair of Talent brothers arrested on six attempted murder charges.

Gerardo Reyes, 20, and German Reyes Real, 18, remain in the Jackson County Jail today after their arrests Tuesday night.

"It was a marathon of interviews and knocking on doors," Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said.

Medford and Jackson County Sheriff's Department detectives, as well as officers assigned to Medford's gang and street drug unit, worked through the day to identify and track down the suspects. Investigators found Gerardo Reyes sitting in a car in a parking lot at the Medford YMCA, 522 W. Sixth St. at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday and arrested him.

Then, at about 11:20 p.m., investigators, the Medford SWAT team, and police from Talent and Phoenix went to serve a search warrant at space 51 of Shady Brook Mobile Home Park, 236 Talent Ave., Doney said. Officers had ordered everyone out of the home where Reyes family members live, when police working along the perimeter of the park saw German Reyes Real park a tan sedan and walk into the neighborhood. He was arrested and the car, a 1992 Mercury Marquis suspected of being used in the shooting, was seized as evidence, Doney said.

Investigators believe that Gerardo Reyes was the driver and German Reyes Real was the shooter Monday night when a tan sedan passed a vehicle carrying four teenage girls and at least two boys, on Monroe Street in Medford and fired numerous shots. Police said some of the people involved in this incident are believed to be gang members or associates of the Sureños and Norteños, but declined to confirm who among the suspects and victims were linked to gangs.

— Anita Burke

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