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UPDATE: Shots fired at Salem Police officer - 05/15/19

UPDATE May 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Jaime Lee Jimenez, age 38 of Woodburn, was arrested at 8:40 a.m. today in connection with the shooting of a Salem Police officer during a traffic stop last evening.

Early this morning, Salem Police SWAT surrounded an apartment in the 2600 block of Broadway ST NE where investigators believed Jimenez was hiding. After nearly an hour, negotiators were able to convince Jimenez to surrender peacefully.

Jimenez has been booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility on multiple charges including Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Assault II with a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Also in the apartment was Amanda Cayetano, age 35 of Salem, who was arrested on the charge of Hindering Prosecution in connection with the incident.

The officer’s name will be released after she has notified her family members.

Further information on this incident will be coordinated by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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UPDATE May 15 at 0900:

The suspect in last evening's northeast Salem shooting is in custody. The trafficalert for the 2500 block of Broadway ST NE remains in place.

Please understand this is still an active investigation. Efforts will be made to try to provide more information this afternoon.

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UPDATE at 0225:

The Salem Police officer who was injured in this incident has been released from Salem Health after receiving treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.

After more than four hours of K-9 searching, the suspect in this incident remains at-large. The Salem Police Department and its partner agencies have suspended their tactical search for the suspect and have turned the crime scenes over to detectives. 

Due to the ongoing investigation we cannot release any suspect information at this time. More details will be released as they become available.


UPDATE at 2200: 

For any media outlets coming to the area, the PIO will be setup at the northwest corner of Grove & Broadways STS NE. 


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.

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