SILVERTON, Ore — The man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Silverton Friday afternoon was in possession of a handgun at the time, the Oregon State Police said Sunday night.
The death of William Bluestone, 21, was recorded on the body camera of the Silverton Police officer who shot him, OSP said. However, nothing more will be released until the case is brought before a grand jury.
The incident started when Silverton police responded to a domestic violence disturbance in the 900 block of Reserve Street at around 12:40 p.m.
After arriving, officers learned Bluestone was in a bedroom of an apartment. He told police he was armed with a gun, officials said.
Officers tried to negotiate with Bluestone for more than an hour when shots were fired, according to police.
Medical personnel pronounced Bluestone dead at the scene.
The involved officer was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as per protocol, police said.
Oregon State Police is investigating this case with the assistance of the Salem Police Department and Keizer Police Department.
The Marion County District Attorney’s Office is overseeing the investigation.