Shots fired at Salem Police officer

Salem Police Dept.

Salem, Ore.
 — On May 14, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m. a Salem Police officer conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of Highland AV NE. During the stop a suspect shot at the officer. The officer was injured and was transported to a local medical facility.

The suspect then fled in the vehicle. The vehicle was located unoccupied shortly soon after. Currently, tactical teams are conducting a K-9 search in the area near Broadway AV NE and Locust ST NE. We are asking that residents in the area please stay inside while the K-9 track is taking place.

This is an ongoing event and as such details will not be released until more information becomes available or the incident is resolved.