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*Update* Police investigate shooting in northeast Salem - 10/27/20

*Update October 27, 2020*

The victim in yesterday’s shooting on Pipebend Pl NE has been identified as Herman Leslie Graham III, age 48 of Salem.  An autopsy performed today, October 27, 2020, by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death is gunshot wounds, and the manner of death is homicide. 

Salem Police Department detectives arrested Manuel Elisha North, age 46 of Eugene, in connection with the shooting. He was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility charged with the following crimes:

- Murder in the second degree

- Bias Crime in the first degree

- Unlawful use of a weapon

North is scheduled to be arraigned today at the Marion County Circuit Court annex.  As this is a pending criminal case, no further details will be released.  Inquiries should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

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Salem, Ore. — On Monday, October 26, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Salem Police officers responded to the 3300 block of Pipebend PL NE on a report of a shooting. Arriving officers confirmed that one person had been shot and is deceased. At least one person was detained at the scene.

Detectives have responded and will have the street closed for the next few hours for processing.

There is no threat to the general public.

This is an active case and no other information will be released today.

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