Police Arrest Man Involved in Salem Police Officer Shooting

Posted on July 17, 2020



(S)  Maciel-Salcedo, Alejandro 27 yr old Salem, OR resident


3 counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree

3 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon

1 count Assault in the First Degree

2 counts of Attempted Assault in the First Degree

Felon in Possession of a Weapon


(V) Angus “Scotty” Emmons Salem Police Department Officer


On Friday, July 17th, 2020, at approximately 3:20 a.m., Salem Police detectives were in a vehicle after conducting an investigation when a vehicle drove up next to the detectives and several shots were fired at the detectives’ vehicle.  One of the bullets penetrated the car, striking a detective in the arm. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was later located in the 1200 block of Waller St SE.

The injured officer, identified as Salem Police Detective Angus “Scotty” Emmons, was able to drive himself and the other detectives to the Salem Emergency Department, where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries. Det. Emmons is a 21 year veteran with the Salem Police Department.

Salem Officers surrounded the home where the suspect was believed to be inside.  The Salem SWAT team and negotiators, along with the assistance of the Oregon State Police SWAT team, responded to assist. The suspect, identified as Alejandro Maciel-Salcedo, surrendered peacefully to SWAT officers.

Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore said of the incident, “I’m relieved Det. Emmons wasn’t more seriously injured, and proud of the manner in which our officers resolved this matter. They showed great patience and restraint during an emotionally charged incident and successfully took the suspect into custody without injury to anyone else involved”.

Maciel-Salcedo was transported to the Marion County Correctional Facility where he was lodged on the listed charges. Waller St SE between 12th St SE and 13th St SE will continue to be blocked off for the next several hours while detectives process the scene.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.



The Salem Police Department is investigating a shooting, which took place in the early morning hours of Friday, July 17th, 2020, near Mission St and 17th St. During the encounter, a Salem Police Officer was shot and received non-life threatening injuries. The officer was transported to the Salem ER, where he is being treated for his injuries. The officer is not being identified at this time. The suspect(s) in the shooting fled the scene and officers are currently working to apprehend the individual(s). There is no threat to the public.

All west bound lanes on Mission Street, between 22nd St and 17th St, are closed and traffic is being diverted.  Drivers are asked to take an alternate route.  The closure will be in place for the next few hours.

In addition, northbound 13th St SE is blocked at Hines street due to police activity in the area.   Citizens are asked to avoid that area.

Anyone at or near Mission and 17th who may have heard or seen anything are asked to call the Salem Police TIPS line at 503-588-8477.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


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