Off-duty officer's gun stolen, fired in Salem

Off-duty officer's gun stolen, fired in Salem

Off-duty officer's gun stolen, fired in Salem

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 2 at 12:35 PM

SALEM -- An off-duty Utah police officer's gun was stolen and fired several times after an altercation in Salem early Tuesday morning, but nobody was injured, police said.

Deputies were called to the report of shots fired just after midnight at a home in the 1700 block of 84th Place, said Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Don Thomson. The caller, 30-year-old Andrew Goss, said he was an off-duty police officer from West Valley, Utah, and was in Salem to look after his grandparents' home.

Goss said he had met 27-year-old Shannon Jeffrey Farrell at the Macleay Country Inn earlier in the night and both returned to the home, where they got into an argument, Thomson said.

"Goss claimed that during the altercation Farrell hit him in the face and took his department-issued .40-caliber Glock handgun," Thomson said.

Farrell then left the scene in a white Jeep Cherokee and several witnesses reported hearing shots fired from the vehicle. Deputies found him at his home about three hours later. He was taken into custody, but the gun was not recovered.

There were no reports of property damage or injuries from the gunfire. West Valley police planned to review the MCSO investigation when it is completed.

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