Officer Involved in Shooting, Suspect Dead in Salem, OR Incident
Salem, Oregon – A Salem Police officer was involved in a shooting with a suspect in a suburban backyard today after a foot chase.
Police stated that the officer involved was conducting an unrelated traffic investigation at 9:50 a.m. this morning when a vehicle was involved in a crash at 17th Street Northeast and Court Street Northeast.
The driver immediately fled the vehicle on foot and the officer gave chase. Although further details are scarce, it is understood that the shooting related to a confrontation with the officer and unidentified suspect in a backyard resulting in the fatal shooting.
The officer involved had worked for the Salem Police Department since Feburary 2020, having served previously with the Lincoln County Sheriff. The Oregon State Police is investigating the matter.