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.