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Oregon officer injured after being shot multiple times during traffic stop


UPDATE: 1:15 p.m. EST
Salem police say the suspect who shot an officer during a traffic stop Tuesday night has been arrested.

According to Oregonlive.com, SWAT located the man inside an apartment complex. They used an explosive device to blow the door open and then took the person into custody.

The entire manhunt took nearly 12 hours.

No word on who the identity of the suspect.

Jim Ryan
The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

A Salem police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Tuesday night, and the shooter remains on the lam Wednesday morning.

Salem police said early Wednesday that the injured officer had been released from a hospital after receiving treatment. The shooter remained at large despite more than four hours of canine searching.

Suspect information has not been released, and the injured officer hasn’t been publicly identified.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. during a stop in the 500 block of Highland Avenue NE. The shooter then fled in the car that had been stopped, according to police.

The car was found unoccupied shortly thereafter, police said.

Highland Elementary School, which is located near the shooting scene, will be closed Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, police in Salem surrounded an apartment complex near where the shooting took place and SWAT team officers used an explosive device to blow the door off one of the units where investigators believe the suspect may have been holed up, according to reports from local media at the scene.

Streets in the surrounding area were closed as officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect.


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