Man killed in I-5 police pursuit, shooting

The Oregon Department of Transportation had diverted traffic at Kuebler Blvd.

A major crime scene on I-5 southbound near Salem caused major traffic delays Wednesday evening. (ODOT)
A major crime scene on I-5 southbound near Salem caused major traffic delays Wednesday evening. (ODOT)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a man involved in an officer-involved-shooting along Interstate 5 has died.

Lt. Chris Baldridge, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, said the shooting occurred during the Wednesday evening commute on I-5 south of Kuebler Blvd.

The shooting prompted the sheriff’s office and the Oregon Department of Transportation to shut down I-5 between Kuebler Blvd and Delaney Road SE. The roadway reopened early Thursday morning.

Also on Thursday, officials released more information on what happened. Baldridge said Oregon State Police troopers tried to stop a Ford Bronco, driven by 36-year-old Jasper Adams, a resident of Grants Pass. When troopers approached the vehicle, Baldridge said Adams pointed a loaded firearm at them.

Senior Trooper Jason Perrizo fired one shot at Adams. He died at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Marion County deputies continue to investigate.

 

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