Witnesses Sought In Officer Involved Shooting

Police Investigation

The Oregon State Police is asking for public assistance with information regarding the Officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 11, 2022, at around 8:30 P.M. involving the Salem Police Department.  

In a parking lot at the 1700 block of Center Street NE, two Salem Police Officers, Corporal Joshua Buker, with nearly eight years of service, and Officer Susan Slivkoff, five years of service, were investigating a possible stolen vehicle when a physical confrontation occurred and resulted in Corporal Buker firing his weapon at the suspect. The suspect, identified as Tayler Shannon Osborne, 28, was shot. The Officers provided first aid at the scene. Osborne was transported to Salem Health where he was pronounced deceased.

This is an active investigation. The Oregon State Police is looking for anyone with information or who witnessed this event to contact OSP’s dispatch at 800-442-0776 and reference case #SP22086697.

Source: Oregon State Police

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