SALEM – Deputies were quick to draw on a suspect who was reaching for his gun in a late-night domestic violence call in Salem.
It all started just before 11 p.m. when a family member called the cops saying 23-year-old Michael Strom fired off a shot while arguing with his wife in his front yard, according to Don Thomson with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said they knew Strom had guns because they had arrested him before.
An arriving deputy spotted him walking away from the home in the 4000 block of Mall Court Northeast and moved in, Thomson said.
When the deputy got close though, Strom reportedly turned and began to pull a gun out, but the deputy was quicker on the draw and took Strom into custody with no shots fired, Thomson said.
Authorities recovered a loaded revolver from Strom. One round had reportedly been fired from the gun.
Strom was charged with unlawful possession and use of a firearm. He was due in court Friday afternoon.