April 24, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Marion County District Attorney’s Office has authorized the release of names of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy and person shot during the April 23, 2013, officer-involved shooting in southeast Salem. No other information is being released at this time unless approved by the District Attorney’s office pending the ongoing investigation.
The person shot is identified as DUSTY KEATON EPPS, age 38, from Jefferson. He is being treated at Salem Hospital and his injuries are believed non-life threatening. He is in custody on a Parole Violation detainer.
The involved officer is identified as Deputy CLIFF SELF, age 33. Deputy SELF was hired by the sheriff’s office in August 2008. Per standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, he is on paid administrative leave.
The Marion County HART (Homicide Assault Response Team) was called to the scene to initiate an investigation that will be led by Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division. Other agencies involved in the investigation are Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Woodburn Police Department, and Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Salem Fire Department provided equipment to help investigators at the scene.