Police have launched data on an officer-involved deadly capturing that occurred within the Salem, Oregon, space on Monday.
The incident started round 8:40 a.m. on April 10, 2023, when Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Andrew Tuttle stopped on I-5 at mile marker 254 to help with a stopped semi truck, in response to a information launch from the Salem Police Division (SPD).
Trooper Tuttle found that the semi truck driver was being held at gunpoint by a male suspect later recognized as Felipe Amezcua Manzo, 31.
Police say that Manzo and Trooper Tuttle exchanged gunfire and that Manzo fled the scene eastbound, operating alongside a tall grass line bordering I-5.
Manzo was later positioned in a wooded space affected by gunshot wounds. A firearm was discovered subsequent to him within the grass (SPD shared a photograph of the gun within the media launch). Manzo was handled on the scene however succumbed to his accidents.
Trooper Tuttle suffered non life-threatening accidents that didn’t require medical consideration. “The reason for his accidents remains to be being investigated,” SPD stated.
Trooper Tuttle has been positioned on administrative depart per Marion County coverage.
In response to SPD, Trooper Tuttle has been employed by OSP since 2016. Previous to that, he served six years in within the Navy, serving as navy police for 4 of these years.
The incident induced visitors delays on northbound I-5 all through the day on Monday. The scene was cleared by 6 p.m.
SPD didn’t present data on what led to the truck driver being held at gunpoint.
The incident stays underneath investigation.