One killed in Salem motel shooting

Violent Crime

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call police

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Salem Police Department has launched an investigation into a homicide that took place overnight in the northeast part of the city.

Officers responded to a repot of shots fired at the Capital Inn on Fisher Road NE around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Upon their arrival, police found the body of one person.

On June 11, authorities publicly identified the victim as 21-year-old Davontae Deshawn Smith of Portland.

“Detectives are on scene conducting the investigation,” SPD said in a release. “No further details are available for release at this time.”

Anyone with information about the incident are urged to call police at 503-588-8477.

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