|Officer Involved Shooting in Silverton, Marion County|
Story by Oregon Herald staff
|Published on Saturday February 15, 2020 - 2:11 AM|
Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend/Silverton, concealed in the bedroom of the apartment. Bluestone told officers he was armed with a handgun and barricaded himself.
Officers attempted to negotiate his surrender for more than an hour when shots were fired. Bluestone was pronounced deceased by medical personnel who arrived shortly thereafter.
This investigation is being led by the Oregon State Police with the assistance of the Salem Police Department and Keizer Police Department. The Marion County District Attorney's Office is overseeing the investigation and will release additional details when appropriate.
The involved officer was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation as per protocol.