Authorities said an Oregon man was detained hours after he parked near a police car and fired several shots inside, wounding one of the officers.
Salem Police Department said that the investigators were in a car at about 3:20 am after an investigation, when another car pulled up to the side of the car. Several shots were fired at the police car and a detective was wounded in the arm.
The car of the suspect, who was identified as Alejandro Massiel-Salcedo, 27, escaped from the scene.
Injured officer, identified by management as Det. Emmons, a 21-year-old veteran of the force, led himself to the emergency room and was treated for a non-life-threatening wound and was later released.
“I am no more comfortable,” Jerry Moore, Salem Police Chief, said in a statement.
Together with SWAT members and negotiators, the officers surrounded Maciel-Salcedo’s house in Salem. The ministry said he eventually surrendered safely.
He was held in Marion County Prison on suspicion of numerous charges including attempted second-degree murder, attempted first-degree assault, felony in possession of a weapon, assault and multiple charges of unlawful use of the weapon.