Officer shot during Salem traffic stop, suspect taken into custody – KPIC News

Officer shot during Salem traffic stop, suspect taken into custody - KPIC News

Salem police officer recovering after being shot; suspect in custody

Investigators remain on scene at the apartment complex, but Broadway St. NE is now  open to traffic.

The earlier closure of Highland Avenue NE near the elementary school has also been cleared and streets in the area are open to traffic.

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Video: Salem police officer shot during traffic stop

Salem police take suspected shooter into custody; injured officer released from hospital

Following an hours-long search and standoff, a suspect in Tuesday nights shooting of a Salem police officer was taken into custody Wednesday morning.

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Video: Police officer shot in Salem

Salem Police closed Broadway Street NE entirely between Salem Parkway and Pine Street NE as the SWAT team responded to the East Broadway Apartments where a male suspect and a woman were holed up.

The shelter in place order has been lifted near the school. A statement from the district states classes remain canceled Wednesday but staff can report as they are able.

The veteran female patrol officer was treated for multiple gunshot wounds at Salem Hospital and later released, according to a Salem Police spokesman.

Police confirmed the man was taken into custody around 8:45 a.m. after about a half hour of negotiations.

The campus also will be closed to employees. The schools personnel office will follow up with staff about next steps.

The person suspected of shooting and injuring a Salem police officer during a traffic stop on Highland Avenue NE had remained at large for several hours. 

Police leave the scene today in Salem, Ore., after a suspect in the shooting of a policewoman was arrested. Around 100 officers from several departments assisted.

The Mobile Command Unit was set up at Highland Elementary School, and school officials announced that Highland Elementary School would be closed all day Wednesday.

Police in Salem surrounded an apartment complex near the shooting scene, and SWAT officers used an explosive device to blow the door off a unit where investigators believed the suspect had been holed up, according to media reports from the scene. The suspect was in custody by about 8:45 a.m.

Cam shows man shooting Salem police officer; SWAT team at nearby apartment

Police tracked the suspect to the East Broadway Apartments and negotiated with him via megaphone and phone. Witnesses reported seeing police using an explosive to blast open the door of the upstairs apartment. 

Negotiations went on for about a half hour, with officers describing 5-minute breaks and rapport building during scanner chatter.

Multiple times officers braced for the suspect, described as wearing a black T-shirt, to surrender only to stand down. The suspect was reported to be worried about being injured and demonstrating anxiety on his part but showing no threat of violence.

SALEM, Oregon — A Salem police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Tuesday night, and the suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after a lengthy search.

It all began about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when an officer stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of Highland Avenue NE. During the stop, a suspect shot the officer and drove away.

A Salem police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Tuesday night, and the suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after a lengthy search.

A surveillance video obtained by KGW of the shooting shows sparks and shots flying at the officer after approaching the drivers side of a minivan. Another person is seen exiting the vehicle as the officer radios for help and tries to run for cover. 

The suspect drove north on Broadway after the shooting. The vehicle, a van, was found four blocks north.

Police officer shot in Salem, suspect at large

Its rare for an officer to be shot in the line of duty in the Salem area, but it has happened before.

A Dallas Police officer was shot in the leg while investigating a DUII incident in the Dallas Walmart parking lot in 2016.

A Salem Police officer was shot once during a 2012 incident involving a man fleeing in a stolen car in Benton County. He was treated and released at a Corvallis hospital.

SWAT teams with K-9 officers searched the area near Broadway and Locust streets NE, where the suspects vehicle was found. Police asked nearby residents to stay inside during the search.

“This is a manhunt now and a matter of public safety,” said Salem Police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes. “If they are willing to shoot at a police officer theyll be willing to shoot at others.”

After more than four hours of K-9 searching, Salem Police and other law enforcement agencies suspended their tactical search for the suspect and turned the crime scenes over to detectives.

“We will now be utilizing detectives to generate leads on the location of the suspect,” Upkes said.  

A Salem police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Tuesday night, and the suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after a lengthy search.

Police in Salem surrounded an apartment complex near the shooting scene, and SWAT officers used an explosive device to blow the door off a unit where investigators believed the suspect had been holed up, according to media reports from the scene. The suspect was in custody by about 8:45 a.m.

Neither the suspect nor the officer has been publicly identified. The officer was released from a hospital.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. during a stop in the 500 block of Highland Avenue Northeast. The suspect then fled in the car that had been stopped, according to police.

The car was found unoccupied shortly after, police said. The shooter remained on the loose until Wednesday morning despite more than four hours of canine searching, according to police.

The shooting prompted the Wednesday closure of Highland Elementary School, which is near the shooting scene.

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