Police blocked off the West Salem Goodwill parking lot after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)
The Salem Police Department on Friday identified Scott Gabriel Spangler, 43, of Dallas, as the man shot and killed earlier this week at the West Salem Goodwill.
Officer Darren Buchholz of the Dallas Police Department shot Spangler Wednesday afternoon after members of the Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team attempted to arrest him at the Goodwill store, located on Edgewater Street Northwest.
Following the shooting, Polk County Sheriff's Office Lt. Dustin Newman said Spangler was the target of a narcotics investigation.
Law enforcement hasn't provided any details about the events that led up to Spangler's death.
Salem police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes would not say whether Spangler was armed when he was killed. He said the Polk County District Attorney would release that information at a later date.
Salem police have been assigned to investigate whether the use of deadly force was authorized, the agency said in its press release.
"The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time or until the case is reviewed by the Office of the Polk County District Attorney," the agency said.
Scott Spangler's booking photo from April. (Polk County Sheriff's Office)
In 2016, Spangler was charged with heroin and methamphetamine possession, two counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon and controlled substance possession, according to court records.
He pleaded guilty to the methamphetamine charge and the other charges were later dropped, according to the court records. He was sentenced to six months in county jail after violating his probation, the court records show.
Spangler was again charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon in April this year, according to court records.
Last month, he was cited for allegedly riding a motorcycle at 75 mph in a 55-mph zone.