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Salem police investigating deadly shooting; manslaughter suspect arrested

Posted: Updated: Sep 07, 2016 09:49 PM
Christopher Gerberding, jail booking photo Christopher Gerberding, jail booking photo
Scene of deadly shooting in Salem. (KPTV) Scene of deadly shooting in Salem. (KPTV)
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

Police arrested a manslaughter suspect accused of shooting and killing a man at a Salem home.

Officers responded to Taybin Road Northwest and Calico Street Northwest at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday on reports of shots fired.

As officers were on the way, dispatchers received a call from a man indicating that he had just shot someone.

Officers arrived at the scene and detained 32-year-old Christopher Edward Gerberding. A man was on the ground near Gerberding.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending.

Investigators said Gerberding and the man were involved in an altercation prior to the shooting.

Gerberding was arrested on charges of first-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Thursday. 

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