The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the incident unfolded at 12:30 p.m. local time at a home in Salem over the possible hostage situation. A trained negotiator with the office’s Hostage Negotiation Team then made a call to the suspect inside.
“As the incident unfolded, shots were fired,” the sheriff’s office said. “Ultimately, there were multiple fatalities during this incident, including that of the suspect.”
No deputies were hurt and officials said there was no reason to believe there’s any outstanding danger to the community.
“I heard three shots and then within five minutes, I heard bang,” neighbor Katie O’Kelly told FOX12 Oregon.