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Update: Witnesses Sought- Investigation Into Marion County Sheriff's Office Deputy-Involved Shooting in Southeast Salem on April 23, 2013

Oregon State Police (OSP) Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating a possible witness to the Officer Involved Shooting that occurred in Southeast Salem on April 23, 2013. 

 

As reported in previous media releases, Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Cliff Self stopped a Jeep Cherokee in the driveway of a residence located at 6075 Fircrest Street SE, Salem, Oregon on April 23, 2013.  A passenger identified as Dusty Epps exited the Jeep and confronted Deputy Self.  During the confrontation, Deputy Self fired multiple rounds which resulted in serious injuries to Mr. Epps.  Mr. Epps and the driver of the Jeep, Jessica Houser, remain in custody on unrelated criminal charges in Marion County.  The Marion County HART (Homicide Assault Response Team), led by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division, continues to investigate the shooting incident. The Marion County District Attorney's Office will present the case to a grand jury in accordance with standard protocol in the near future.

 

Assistance is needed from the public and the media to identify a potential witness.  An adult male in his mid-20's driving a black vehicle believed to be a Subaru Impreza WRX reportedly entered the Subway restaurant located at Commercial Street SE and Wiltsey Road SE in Salem a short time after the shooting and commented that he observed the incident. This unidentified man then left the restaurant and was not contacted by responding officers.   

 

Detectives would like to interview this witness as he may have firsthand knowledge of the incident. This individual, or persons with knowledge of his identity, are asked to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Communications Center at 1-800-452-7888. 

 

No further information has been authorized for release by the Marion County District Attorney's Office as the investigation is on-going.

 

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