Fatal Officer Involved Shooting In Silverton


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A suspect in a domestic violence incident in Silverton on Friday was killed in an officer involved shooting.

Around Noon on Friday, Silverton Police responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton.

Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, 21-year-old William Bluestone, of Bend and Silverton, concealed in the bedroom of the apartment. Bluestone told officers he was armed with a handgun and barricaded himself.

Officers attempted to negotiate his surrender for more than an hour when shots were fired. Bluestone was pronounced deceased by medical personnel who arrived shortly thereafter.

Oregon State Police are leading the investigation with the assistance of the Salem Police Department and Keizer Police Department. The Marion County District Attorney’s Office is overseeing the investigation and will release additional details when appropriate.

The involved officer was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation as per protocol.

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