Attempted home break-in leads to death east of Keizer

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A Salem man was shot and killed Sunday, Jan. 2 after attempting to break into a house in the unincorporated area of East Salem. 

While the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the shooting, the man who killed in the incident has been identified as 42-year-old Peter Bishop of Salem. 

Just before 7 p.m. on Jan. 2, deputies responded to a disturbance at a home on 45th Avenue NE near Iberis Street NE. A 911 caller had reported that an unknown man was attempting to break into the home before a resident shot the intruder. 

The resident was later identified as a 62-year-old Salem man. It was also reported that at the time of the incident, the resident’s adult daughter and two grandchildren were in the home as well. None of the people in the home were injured during the incident.

Bishop was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives from Marion County’s Criminal Investigations Unit will continue to investigate the incident and it will be forwarded to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office upon conclusion.

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