Man killed in officer-involved shooting south of Salem

Marion County

I-5 South has reopened after a closure that lasted several hours

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An Oregon City man was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Marion County, say Oregon State Police.

OSP Troopers pulled a car over on Interstate-5 near Salem just before midnight after receiving complaints. During the traffic stop, an argument ensued. The Salem Police Department said Troopers then shot the suspect. The details of what happened during the altercation were not released by authorities.

The man killed was the only person inside the car. Salem police have identified him as 51-year-old William Patrick Floyd. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The troopers involved were uninjured and have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice. Their identities have not been made public.

A stretch of Interstate 5 in Marion County was shut down due to the shooting, which occurred near milepost 248. According to, I-5 South has reopened near the Turner/Salem area, after a closure that latest several hours.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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