PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was shot and killed by a police officer on Monday night in Northeast Salem after the man fought two officers who were investigating a stolen vehicle, officials said.
Around 8:30 p.m., Salem police said two officers were processing a vehicle that was stolen near Center Street NE.
Police said a man who was sitting inside the vehicle allegedly started a “violent fight” with the officers, identified as Corporal Joshua Buker and Officer Susan Slivkoff, when Corporal Buker opened fire — shooting the man.
The officers reportedly tried to treat the man before paramedics arrived. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased, authorities said.
Authorities identified the suspect as 28-year-old Tayler Shannon Osborne.
Oregon State Police is investigating the officer-involved shooting and asks anyone with information to contact OSP’s dispatch at 800-442-0776 and reference case #SP22086697.