A Salem police officer shot a man early Monday morning who was suspected of shooting at law enforcement officers in two separate incidents a day earlier, the Salem Police Department announced in a news release.
Salem police were attempting to arrest the man in connection with the Sunday shootings around 6 a.m. on Monday, May 1, when an officer shot him.
The man was taken to Salem Hospital where he was being treated. No officers were injured during the shooting, according to the news release.
The department said it would not release the names of the suspect and the officers involved.
The Oregon State Police are the primary agency conducting use of a deadly force investigation. The county requires that an uninvolved law enforcement agency conduct such investigations.
The state police agency will provide all additional details about the investigation, according to the news release.
The announcement came about four hours after the Salem police announced that Northeast Fisher Road was closed between Market Street and Northeast Sunnyview Road as police investigated an “officer-involved shooting.”
The two shootings at police on Sunday, April 30, occurred in a roughly 20-minute span. No officers were injured in either incident.
Around 7:40 p.m., a Marion County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck by gunfire while on patrol near the intersection of Northeast Lancaster Drive and Northeast Devonshire Court, the agency announced in a news release.
Then, less than a mile away around 8 p.m., a Salem police vehicle was struck by gunfire as officers on patrol were driving by the intersection of Northeast Silverton Road and Northeast Fairhaven Avenue, according to department spokeswoman Angela Hedrick.
This is a developing story.
Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.
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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.