Salem police ID man shot by officer

Salem police ID man shot by officer

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 22, 2012 at 5:08 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 22 at 3:39 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a Salem police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old man who refused repeated warnings to drop his firearm.

Police say the incident began Sunday evening when a woman called police and reported her boyfriend, 27-year-old Chase Hammer, had a gun and was threatening to kill himself.

Officers located Hammer outside of his Salem home and repeatedly told him to drop his gun. Police say Corporal Ryan Demmer shot the man when he failed to comply.

Hammer was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.

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