A Keizer police officer was involved in an on-duty shooting on Sunday June 26, at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of Lockhaven Drive North and River Road North.
At 8:18 p.m., officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to the convenience store after receiving a report that an armed robbery had just occurred at the business.
One Keizer Police officer arrived on scene and confronted the suspect. During the confrontation the officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to Salem Health for treatment of his injuries. The involved officer was not injured.
An investigation will be conducted by members of the Oregon State Police and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. It is standard procedure for the Keizer Police Department to request the Oregon State Police conduct an independent investigation into an incident of this nature, said Jeff Kuhns, KPD deputy chief.
The name of the involved officer and the suspect are not being released at this time as additional time is needed to make notification to the families of those who were involved. The involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation, a standard proceure in officer-involved shootings.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 503-731-3030.