Update: Officer-Involved Shooting

HALSEY, Ore. — Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting. It happened Thursday night on I-5 near Halsey in Linn County.

Police say the shooting involved Salem police detective Angus “Scott” Emmons. At about 7:50 p.m. Thursday, the detective and another investigator were traveling southbound on I-5 south of Albany on their way to an assignment in Lane County.

Authorities say that’s when a pickup sped past their vehicle, driving recklessly.¬†They tried to initiate a traffic stop and the driver failed to yield, before it suddenly stopped.

Police say the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and confronted Emmons with a firearm. Emmons then shot the man.

The man was transported to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are investigating. The detective will be placed on administrative leave.


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  1. Ron says:

    I wouldnt stop for a unmarked car and if forced to, I would come out shooting.

    1. Corey says:

      What’s up with people defending criminals?

  2. Concerned for Justice says:

    What is up with all the “officer-involved” shootings? what ever happened to the guy over on the coast who supposedly shot a cop during a traffic stop? The guy who had no previous run-ins with the law. What happened to him? They say he got away, but he didn’t get away. They killed him and every one knows it. What is that called? Murder?

  3. Art Fish says:

    It doesn’t say if the ‘detectives’ had flashing red/blue lights or just attempted to pull the other vehicle over…also as detectives, they would be in civilian clothes, and probably not be driving a police vehicle. So, if they had no flashing lights, and no uniforms or identifiable police vehicle, I would thing it was an attempted robbery or some type of assault… If this were the case, BOTH should lose their jobs and be convicted of assault, regardless of whether the pickup was being “driven recklessly” or not!

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