A man seen holding a rifle during an argument in a Salem street is expected to survive after police officers shot him multiple times.
Police received a disturbance call just before 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
Neighbors said they saw a man holding a rifle during an argument between a man and a woman in the 2400 block of Fourth Street Northeast.
When police arrived, they found about 10 people standing in the street. Officers said the man with the rifle ran behind a nearby house.
Officers who followed him found the rifle behind the house, but there was no sign of the man who they saw holding it.
Police said they learned the man who ran from them had an outstanding arrest warrant for meth possession out of Marion County, and officers decided to search the house.
Investigators said the man came out of a room and fired multiple rounds at three officers, who returned fire.
The man, who's been identified as Rick Howell of Salem was shot multiple times. He was taken to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Howell was released from the hospital early Friday morning and booked into jail in Marion County on charges of attempted aggravated murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm, investigators said.
The three officers involved in the shootout were not injured. The involved officers will be placed on administrative leave during the course of the investigation, which is standard procedure in similar cases.
Oregon State Police are investigating the case.
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