PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An officer was shot in Salem early Friday morning and a suspect was taken into custody around 1:40 p.m Friday after a nearly 7-hour standoff.
As police were conducting an undercover investigation, one Salem Police officer was shot in the arm around 3 a.m. near Mission Street and 17th Street. He was rushed to the emergency room at a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to survive.
The suspect fled the scene after the shooting and ended up in a nearby home at Southeast 13th Street and Waller. The standoff with Salem PD began around 7 a.m. Police used a loudspeaker for one person to come out of the house.
Police say they had a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. Officers, armored vehicles, and K-9 units were all at the scene. Police told KOIN 6 News they were still working to determine if more people were involved in this shooting.
Neighbors in Salem along 17th Street and Mission Street woke up at 3 a.m. to the commotion, later learning it was a shooting in the streets.
”First I saw a cop pull someone over — then I heard a car engine, just wanting to get out,” Josh, a nearby neighbor said. “It’s not uncommon to see blue and red lights [around here].”
Following an arrest, Salem Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Alejandro Maciel-Salcedo. He faces several charges, including second-degree attempted murder, the unlawful use of a weapon, assault, and a felon in possession of a weapon.
Police also identified the victim as Officer Angus “Scotty” Emmons.
SE 13th Street was blocked to traffic at Hines Street during the standoff.
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