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News Release
Update: Victim and suspect identified in southeast Salem shooting - 01/09/19

UPDATE January 9, 2019 at 1:05 p.m.:

Joshua Tate, age 32 of Salem, has been identified as the person who died on Tuesday January 8, 2019 in the 1400 block of Polo Ct SE. An autopsy performed earlier today confirmed Tate died of a gunshot wound.

April Gamblin, age 24 of Salem, has been charged with the murder of Tate. Gamblin and Tate had been in a domestic relationship for a number of years. Gamblin is currently being held at the Marion County Correctional Facility and will be arraigned today at 3:00 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR 97317.

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On January 8, 2019, at approximately 12:50 pm, Salem Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Polo Ct SE on the report of a possible shooting. When officers arrived they located a woman at the location suffering from injuries. The woman directed officers inside a residence where a male was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

The woman was transported to Salem Health for treatment of her non-lifethreatening injuries.   

Based on the preliminary investigation police do not believe the public is in danger. The involved people’s names will not be released until next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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