Hostage Taking Ends With Multiple Deaths


Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office

Monday afternoon, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 200 block of Juneva Place SE, Salem, to the report of a possible hostage situation. Once deputies arrived at the home a call was placed to the suspect by a trained negotiator with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiation Team.

As the incident unfolded, shots were fired. Ultimately, there were multiple fatalities during this incident, including that of the suspect. No deputies were injured. At this time there is no reason to believe there is any outstanding danger to the community.

Pursuant to Sheriff’s Office policy and Marion County Senate Bill 111 protocol, the Oregon State Police were called to the scene to investigate the officer involved shooting. Any deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated, as outlined by protocol.

Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office