An off-duty police officer from Utah was involved in an altercation in Salem that led to shots being fired with his department-issued gun.
Deputies were called to a home on the 1700 block of 84th Place at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The caller told deputies he was the caretaker for a home belonging to his grandparents.
Andrew Goss, 30, is a police officer in West Valley, UT, and was off-duty at the time he made the call.
Goss said he met Shannon Farrell, 27, at the Macleay Country Inn in Salem Monday night. At midnight, both men returned to the house and got into an argument, according to investigators.
Goss claimed during the altercation that Farrell hit him in the face and took his department-issued .40-caliber Glock handgun.
Goss told deputies Farrell left with his gun and got into a white Jeep Cherokee. At that time, Goss reported hearing four to five gunshots coming from the SUV. Neighbors also reported hearing the shots.
One witness said the Cherokee left, made a U-turn and then drove back toward the house. The neighbor told investigators he heard two more shots fired from the Cherokee in the street before it left again.
No one was hit by the gunfire. Deputies are still working to determine if any property was damaged by the shots.
Farrell was later arrested at his home in Salem.
He is charged with assault, theft and unlawful use of a weapon.
The West Valley police commander in Utah said Goss has been an officer for about four years. He was not assigned to conduct any police work in Oregon. The police commander told Marion County deputies he plans to review their investigation once it's complete.
Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
Saturday, August 16 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:13:21 GMT
People in Polk County are calling 911 for help and are being told there's no one on duty to help. Deputies say that's because there's not enough funding in the budget to staff patrols overnight. More >
People in Polk County are calling 911 for help and are being told there's no one on duty to help. Deputies say that's because there's not enough funding in the budget to staff patrols overnight.More >
Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:59:14 GMT
Immigration officials said the teenager charged with running over two Forest Grove sisters who were playing in a pile of leaves was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody Aug. 14. CMore >
Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros ran over two girls playing in a pile of leaves and didn't stop. Last week, a judge dismissed her case and she was released from ICE custody. More >
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >