Deputy shoots man after confrontation in Salem - KCTV5

Deputy shoots man after confrontation in Salem

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A man was shot by a Marion County deputy in Salem on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators said the deputy tried to stop a Jeep on Commercial Street South at 1 p.m. The deputy said the driver failed to stop for his lights and siren.

The deputy followed the car to a driveway in the 6000 block of Fircrest Street South in Salem.

The Jeep stopped and a man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, got out and confronted the deputy. Investigators said during that confrontation the unidentified man was shot.

No other details have been released about the confrontation.

Neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots. They also said the man was screaming and cursing at police.

Neighbor Kelly Cooper told FOX 12 that she had just pulled up to her house and noticed the man lying out in the street.

"The girl in the car had said that he had been shot 12 times, and then I had other neighbors come out, and they heard gunshots, too," Cooper said.

Investigators have not said how many shots were fired at the scene.

Deputies provided first aid until medics arrived and took him to the Salem Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

"It's scary, considering we all kind of let our kids run around and parent each other's kids, so it's pretty scary to see something like this," neighbor Jennifer Poelz said. 

The driver of the Jeep, who's been identified by investigators as Jessica Houser, was later arrested on unrelated warrants out of Linn and Marion counties, investigators said. The warrants included charges involving burglary, theft, identity theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, they added. 

The man who lives at the duplex where the Jeep ended up on Tuesday afternoon told FOX 12 that he wasn't home when the shooting happened. But Houser stayed with him for a couple of days last year, he said. The two have known each other since 2011, he added.

The name of the deputy who opened fired is not being released at this time, deputies said. Oregon State Police are now investigating.

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