Man who shot at Salem home charged with attempted murder Tuesday, police say

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A man was charged Tuesday with attempted murder after police say he shot at a southeast Salem home on June 16.

Matthew L. Gauntt, 18, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of recklessly endangering another person in Marion County Circuit Court, court records showed.

Salem police responded just after 11 p.m. on June 16 to a call from someone reporting gunfire at their home on the 200 block of Southeast Kashmir Court, according to a news release.

Nobody was injured in the incident. Multiple rounds struck the outside and interior of the home, and one round was found in a bedroom where a child was sleeping, police said in the release.

Salem detectives determined Gauntt had a disagreement with a person who lives in the home.

Police said a few hours after the shooting, officers found Gauntt, who was with a boy at the time.

“Although both initially fled on foot as officers approached, Gauntt was arrested without further incident,” the release said.

Gauntt was in custody at the Marion County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon. His arraignment was scheduled for 2:30 p.m., according to court records.

-Ardeshir Tabrizian