SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A fugitive from Utah was shot by Marion County deputies after a confrontation near the Illahee Interstate-5 overpass.
The incident unfolded when deputies went to check on a man sitting alone inside a car on Sunnyside Road S. around 7:09 a.m. While they checked on the man, a confrontation escalated and either one or both of the deputies fired their weapons.
The man, identified by a Marion County deputy as Michael Kent Wylie, was hit and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Further investigation found Wylie was sitting in a stolen car with Oregon plates and is wanted in Utah on a felony charge. He was considered armed and dangerous.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Don Thompson would not disclose how many shots were fired or if the man was armed. The names of the deputies and victim were not immediately released. The details of what prompted the confrontation were also not confirmed.
Following the shooting, the surrounding roads, including Enchanted Way SE and Cloverdale Drive SE, were shut down.
Marion County officials said he was being uncooperative with them.
My Edmonds News reports Wylie is the suspect in a Seaview, Washington-area robbery where he where broke into a home and held a woman at gunpoint during the robbery.
The interagency Marion County Homicide Assault Response Team is investigating the incident. The investigation is being headed up by the Kaiser Police Department.
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