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News Release
One injured in early morning shooting incident - UPDATE - 12/09/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: December 9, 2022

One injured in early morning shooting incident

Suspect arrested

Update 12/9/2022 | 3:00 p.m.

The suspect identified in the December 1 shooting incident, Isaiah Randall Counts, was arrested late last night, December 8, in the city of Portland by detectives from the Salem Police Violent Crimes Unit.

The 35-year-old Counts was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on the following charges:

  • Attempted murder in the second degree constituting domestic violence with a firearm
  • Assault in the first degree constituting domestic violence with a firearm
  • Unlawful use of a weapon

Counts will be transferred to Marion County for arraignment and prosecution. All further inquiries concerning this investigation should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

Our thanks to the Gresham Police Department, Portland Police BureauMultnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives for their assistance and coordination in apprehending the suspect in this case.

The victim of the December 1 shooting remains hospitalized from her injuries in the incident. Please note the following correction: The victim in this incident is 24-years-old, not age 22, as originally reported.

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Originally published 12/01/2022 | 12:30 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — Today at approximately 7:30 a.m., Salem Police patrol officers received the report of a person with a gunshot wound near the intersection of Water and South STS NE.

Arriving officers located a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. The 22-year-old victim was transported to Salem Health with life-threatening injuries, but later transferred to a Portland-area hospital for continued treatment.

A portion of Water ST NE was closed for four hours while detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit processed the scene. The area is now open to through traffic.

This is an active investigation, and no further information is being released at this time.

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