SALEM, Ore. — A teenage boy wanted in two shootings was shot and killed by Salem Police officers late Wednesday afternoon after they say he pulled a gun and shot an officer.
Officers were attempting to arrest the suspect for his involvement in the March 18th shooting at the Salem Center Mall that wounded another juvenile boy and the June 13th shooting downtown in the parking lot next to Columbia Bank that injured a 20-year-old man.
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The teen was released from custody after being arrested in June. He was contacted by police in a parked car on Oak Park Drive NE at Somerset Drive NE. Police say he pulled a gun and there was an exchange of gunfire that killed the suspect and wounded an officer. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.
The officers involved are identified as Officer Brian Frazzini, Officer Erick Hernandez, Officer Ryan Morris and Officer Adam Waite who each have between 14-20 years of law enforcement service. They are on administrative leave per department policy.
Oregon State Police are leading the investigation into the shooting.