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News Release
Suspect fleeing arrest injured - UPDATE 2 - 09/22/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: September 21, 2022

Suspect fleeing arrest injured

Update 09/22/2022 | 3:30 p.m.

The following update provides additional information concerning the arrest of Daniel Aniceto Garcia. 

The initial investigation into the incident determined an officer attempted to detain Garcia, but he immediately fled on foot. The officer deployed a Taser, and Garcia subsequently fell, striking and injuring his head on the ground. No other significant use of force occurred. The officer was uninjured.

Garcia was hospitalized. When any arrested person requires admission to a hospital while still in police custody (before being booked into jail), they must be guarded. This involves coordination with the hospital to restrict access to the person in custody. A family point of contact was identified and limited, controlled visitation for the family was arranged. This is not something law enforcement is required to do, but it was the right thing to do. Arrangements were also made for hospital staff to provide regular medical updates directly to a family member, rather than through the police department. This, too, is also outside hospital protocol for in-custody patients, but it was the right thing to do.

Due to the anticipated length of medical care, Garcia’s charges are being referred to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for a charging decision; therefore, the Salem Police Department is releasing Garcia from police custody.

There are no further details available for release.

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Update 09/21 /2022 | 6:05 p.m.

The 29-year-old suspect in this investigation is identified as Daniel Aniceto Garcia of Salem. 

During yesterday’s incident, officers sought to arrest Garcia on a statewide felony warrant for a probation violation on the offense of domestic assault. Additionally, officers have probable cause to arrest Garcia on first-degree burglary charges in three separate cases.

Although this event did not involve the use of deadly physical force, the Salem Police Department proactively requested Oregon State Police assist with the investigation due to the severity of injuries Garcia sustained.

No information on Garcia’s medical status is available for release.

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Originally published 09/20/2022 | 6:33 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, a suspect wanted for multiple felony crimes and warrants was injured while fleeing police. A patrol officer spotted the person in the area of Nebraska and 16th STS NE. 

The 29-year-old man fled on foot and was injured during the subsequent attempt to arrest him. He was provided medical aid before paramedics arrived and transported him to Salem Health where he is currently being treated. The suspect’s condition is unknown at this time.

The incident did not involve the use of gunfire. 

Nebraska ST is closed between 16th and 17th STS NE until further notice for completion of the investigation.

No other information is available for release at this time.

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