On January 4, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Keizer Police Department attempted to make contact with an individual at 105 Sandy Drive North, Keizer related to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the area of Carl's Jr. at 5130 River Road North.
Officer's learned the individual had multiple felony warrants and was armed with a handgun.
The individual refused to come out of the apartment and barricaded himself inside. Officer's established a perimeter around the apartment with the assistance of the Salem Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Office. Officer's attempt to establish communication with the individual for several hours while detectives were applying for a search warrant.
The Salem Police Department SWAT & Negotiations Team continued attempts to establish communication with the individual with no response.
At approximately 1:00 a.m., during the execution of the search warrant, the wanted individual was located inside the apartment deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No other individuals were found inside the apartment.
The Marion County Medical Examiner's Office and the Marion County District Attorney's Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.