Salem detective shoots man in I-5 stop

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a Salem police detective driving south on Interstate 5 near Albany with a federal investigator shot and wounded a driver that the two officers stopped for reckless driving.

State police said late Thursday night the wounded man was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

The detective and the U.S. Justice Department investigator were on their way to a Lane County assignment at about 8 p.m. Thursday when a speeding pickup passed their unmarked vehicle.

State police say the two officers tried to stop the truck. The driver first failed to stop, then halted suddenly and quickly got out. That's when police say he was shot. A state police statement didn't provide any details on what prompted the detective to fire.

The detective will be placed on administrative leave. He was not identified.

State police and Linn County major crime team detectives are investigating.

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