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Man shot by deputies in Salem was wanted in Washington

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A wanted fugitive considered armed and dangerous was shot by a Marion County deputy Friday morning.

Deputies were called to check on the welfare of a man slumped over in the seat of a parked car in Salem just after 7 a.m.

Officers arrived and found the car facing northbound on the shoulder of Sunnyside Road Southeast, near the Interstate 5 and Illahe overpass.

Deputies said a man was sleeping in the car. When they woke him up to check on his well-being, it led to a confrontation, according to investigators.

A deputy then shot the man.

He was taken to Salem Hospital with a non-life-threatening wound. Neither deputy involved in the situation was hurt.

Investigators said the man has since been identified as a wanted out-of-state fugitive considered armed and dangerous.

Police in Edmonds, WA, said his name is Michael Wylie, 48. Officers said he is a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Edmonds on April 23.

Investigators said since then, he's been involved in a pursuit with Port of Seattle Police before heading south to Oregon.

Deputies said he was in a stolen car Friday.

Video from FOX 12's helicopter showed investigators focusing on the silver sedan.

There were multiple evidence markers placed on the road and on the car. There also appeared to be several bullet holes in the car.

Wylie is facing charges locally of unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a gun. Edmonds police said they expect to file additional charges.

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