Pursuit Suspect Kills Pedestrian


A suspect being pursued by Keizer Police following an officer involved shooting hit and killed a pedestrian.

Keizer Police report that on around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Keizer Police Department Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call behind a business at the corner of River Road and Dearborn Road.

Officers contacted two adult males near the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen. One of the males exchanged gunfire with officers and then fled in the vehicle. The other male stayed at the scene and was cooperative.

The male that fled went southbound on River Road. The vehicle struck a pedestrian which was crossing the street near the intersection of River Road and Cummings Lane. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Keizer Officers, with the assistance of Salem Police Department Officers, were able to get the vehicle stopped near the intersection of Cherry Ave. and Salem Parkway. After a short standoff the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody.

He was transported to Salem Hospital with several gunshot wounds.


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