WOODBURN, Ore. – Woodburn police say a police officer was involved in a shooting on the 1100 block of 5th Street Friday night and a man was shot.
Police say the suspect, a 20-year-old Hispanic man, later identified as Librado Perez-Sanchez was taken to Salem Hospital. He is expected to survive. Police have not released the man's name.
According to Woodburn police Capt. Jason Alexander, Woodburn police officers were responding to a shots-fired call when there was a confrontation.
Lt. Gregg Hastings, with the Oregon State Police, said that at about 9:30 p.m., Woodburn police received a call that a man armed with a shotgun was firing shots near a home in the 1100 block of 5th Street and pointing the gun at passing cars and at least one pedestrian.
Hastings said during the confrontation, at least one Woodburn police officer fired his gun. Perez-Sanchez did as well.
OSP officials also said that Perez-Sanchez reportedly pointed his gun at one unidentified man before police arrived.
Investigators are asking anyone who saw the suspect before the confrontation with police and can contribute to the investigation to call 503-982-2340.
Police from Oregon State Police, the Hubbard Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and taped off large sections around the area of the shooting.
Alexander said the district attorney's office has now taken over the investigation into the shooting.
No police officers were hurt in the shooting and there are no other suspects at large.
Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the incident. But the three officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.