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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