March 19 2018
The investigation into Sunday night's officer involved shooting in Keizer is continuing. A Keizer Police Officer used deadly force during an armed robbery investigation which resulted in the suspect being taken to Salem Health for life threatening injuries.
The involved officer has been identified as Keizer Police Officer Esteban Perez, age 26. Officer Perez has approximately five years of law enforcement service. He was uninjured in the incident.
The robbery suspect who was injured in the encounter has been identified as Andy L GIBSON, age 50, of Canby. He is still being treated at Salem Health for life threatening injuries.
There had been speculation this suspect was associated with two other robberies that occurred in Keizer early Sunday morning, but it has been confirmed this is not the case and the incidents are not related.
No further information to be released at this time.
Previous release by Keizer Police Department:
A Keizer Police officer was involved in an on-duty shooting on the evening of June 26, 2016 in Keizer.
On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8:18 p.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 5550 River Road North after receiving a report that an armed robbery had just occurred at this business.
One Keizer Police officer arrived on scene and confronted the suspect. During the confrontation the officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to Salem Health (formerly known as the Salem Hospital) for treatment of his injuries. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. The involved officer was not injured.
This investigation will be conducted by members of the Oregon State Police and the Marion County District Attorney's Office, who are currently on scene. This is standard procedure for the Keizer Police Department to request the Oregon State Police conduct an independent investigation into an incident of this nature.
The name of the involved officer and the suspect are not being released at this time as additional time is needed to make notification to the families of those who were involved.
The involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation. This is standard procedure and consistent with Senate Bill 111 investigation protocols.
Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 503-731-3030. Further media releases will be through the Oregon State Police or the Marion County District Attorney's Office.