Salem Officer Involved Shooting in Northeast Salem

Posted on April 12, 2022

Salem, Ore. — During the course of a stolen vehicle investigation in the parking lot of a small business complex in the 1700 block of Center Street NE, two Salem Police officers were involved in a shooting incident.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022, the officers were processing the vehicle when one of the vehicle occupants began a physical confrontation with the two officers. The violent fight resulted in one of the officers firing their duty weapon at the individual. The officers provided first aid to the man meanwhile paramedics arrived at the scene to transport him to Salem Health where he died of his injuries.

The decedent’s information will not be released pending family notification. The names of the officers involved in the incident will not be released at this time.

Per Oregon Senate Bill 111 which outlines standards for officer-involved shooting investigations, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office has assigned Oregon State Police as the agency leading the investigation into this incident.

No further information concerning this investigation can be released by Salem Police Department. All further media releases and updates will be provided by the Oregon State Police.

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