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Deputy shoots man during welfare check

Deputy shoots man during welfare check

Friday morning, Marion County Deputies were called to check the welfare of a man reportedly slumped over in the seat of a parked car in South Salem.

The call was received at 7:09 a.m. and upon arrival two Deputies found a late model silver Acura facing northbound on the shoulder Sunnyside Road SE, near the Interstate 5 & Illahe overpass.

There was one person in the car and deputies woke the man to check on his well-being.  After awakening the man there was an encounter with deputies which resulted in the man being shot by a deputy.

The man, who was since identified as a wanted out-of-state fugitive considered armed and dangerous, was transported to the Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening wound.  Neither deputy was injured

Investigators also confirmed the vehicle he was in, was stolen.

The name of the man shot, along with the deputies involved will be released at a later time.

 

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