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Update: Investigation - Woodburn Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting
September 30, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

The interagency Marion County Homicide Assault Response Team (HART) is continuing the investigation into Friday night's officer-involved shooting by Woodburn police officers that injured a 20-year old man in Woodburn. The responding officers were not injured and the man is still being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Marion County District Attorney's Office has authorized release of the man's name. LIBRADO PEREZ-SANCHEZ, age 20, from Woodburn, was advised he was being arrested by Oregon State Police Saturday for Attempted Aggravated Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Due to his injuries he remains hospitalized for treatment of a single gunshot wound.
Investigators are still asking for contact from any unidentified witnesses including a male described as late teen's to early 20's in age who was walking on a sidewalk and the man reportedly pointed the firearm at prior to police contact. Anyone with information is asked to call NORCOM dispatch at (503) 982-2340.
The officer-involved shooting occurred September 28, 2012 after three Woodburn police officers responded to the 1100 block of 5th Street regarding several reports received around 9:30 p.m. of a man armed with a shotgun firing rounds outside a residence where PEREZ-SANCHEZ lives. Information received also indicated the man pointed the firearm at passing vehicles and at least one person walking in the area.
Three Woodburn police officers responded and encountered the armed man near the street. During the encounter at least one officer and the man fired shots.
According to Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell, the three officers are placed on paid administrative leave, a standard procedure during this type of an investigation.
Any additional information will be released with the authorization of the Marion County District Attorney's Office. No other updates anticipated until the officers' names are released on Monday.
HART team investigators involved in this investigation are from Oregon State Police (OSP), Marion County Sheriff's Office, Keizer Police Department, Hubbard Police Department, Woodburn Police Department and Salem Police Department. Marion County District Attorney's Office is assisting investigators. OSP Criminal Investigation Division is the lead agency.