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Marion County Grand Jury Rinds Woodburn PD Officer-Involved Shooting Justified; Indict Suspect on Criminal Charge
October 4, 2012

The following is from a news release issued by the Marion County District Attorney's Office. All questions should be directed to their office.


On Thursday, October 4, 2012, a Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found that three Woodburn police officers were justified in using deadly force against LIBRADO PEREZ-SANCHEZ, age 20, on the night of September 28, 2012.
 
Corporal Shawn Hershberger, Sergeant Andron Shadrin and Officer Tom Courson were cleared in the shooting that occurred after they responded to the area of 1100 5th Street in Woodburn following multiple calls of a man firing a gun and pointing it toward people on the street and passing motorists. The officers located PEREZ-SANCHEZ in the driveway to his residence where a confrontation occurred, culminating in the three officers discharging their weapons.
 
While none of the officers were injured, the suspect, PEREZ-SANCHEZ, was shot once before being taken into custody. Medical assistance was immediately requested by the officers' on-scene and PEREZ-SANCHEZ was transported to Salem Hospital where he underwent treatment for a gunshot wound. His injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening though they required medical monitoring. PEREZ-SANCHEZ was under continual supervision by law enforcement authorities throughout his stay at the Salem Hospital. He was released from the Salem Hospital Thursday, October 4, and is currently lodged at the Marion County Jail and held with $1 million bail.
 
The same Grand Jury that found the officers' actions to be justified indicted PEREZ-SANCHEZ for: three counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm.
 
PEREZ-SANCHEZ is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment October 10, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at 4000 Aumsville Highway.
 
Due to the ongoing nature of the criminal cases, the DA's Office will not release any further detail of the shooting or the crimes at this time.
 
(Previously released information is available on the Oregon State Police website news release section at www.oregon.gov/OSP)