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Apr-30-2014 16:40printcomments

Salem Police Officer Involved In Shooting (VIDEO)

Salem officer says he was confronted by 47-year old Michael Connelly who was brandishing a knife, Connelly was shot, his condition is unknown.

Scene of police involved shooting

(SALEM) - A Salem Police Officer was involved in an on-duty shooting on the morning of April 30 at 4792 Lancaster Dr NE.

Officer David Baker, employed by the Salem Police Department for fourteen months, was dispatched to 4792 Lancaster Dr NE at approximately 7:13 am on a report of a domestic disturbance with one of the involved parties armed with a knife.

Upon his arrival at the scene, Officer Baker was confronted by 47-year old Michael Connelly who was brandishing a knife. Despite commands by Officer Baker to put down the knife, Connelly advanced on Officer Baker and Officer Baker fired his weapon and struck Connelly.

Officers administered emergency medical aid on the scene until medics arrived and transported Connelly to Salem Hospital. No further information is available on his condition at this time.

Officer Baker was not injured in the incident and will be placed on administrative leave as is common procedure following an incident of this nature.

The investigation will be conducted by the Oregon State Police and the Marion County District Attorney's Office. This is standard procedure for the Salem Police Department to request the Oregon State Police conduct an independent investigation into incidents of this nature.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

News Release from Salem Police Dept.

Video from the scene by Jerry Freeman:

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