Fugitive shot by police in Salem ID'd as WA robbery suspect

Fugitive shot by police in Salem ID'd as WA robbery suspect

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 4:55 PM

SALEM -- A man suspected in a Washington robbery was shot during a welfare check on a Salem road Friday.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded just before 8 a.m. to the report of a man sitting in his car on a freeway overpass, said spokesman Don Thomson.

Deputies said they found the man slumped over in a car at the Interstate 5 and Illahe overpass.

Deputies woke up the man. Then there "was an encounter with deputies which resulted in the man being shot by a deputy,” Thomson said.

Police in Edmonds, Washington said 48-year-old Michael Wylie was the suspect in the home invasion robbery there on Tuesday.

Investigators said he was then involved in a pursuit with Seattle police, before he fled to Tigard.

Wylie, who was at the time only identified as a wanted out-of-state fugitive considered armed and dangerous, was taken to Salem Hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening wound.

Detectives said the car he was in was listed as stolen.

Several roads alongside the freeway were closed while police investigated the shooting.

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