35-year-old man arrested for Salem shooting that seriously injured woman

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 1:16 PM PST
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SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) - Police arrested a 35-year-old man Thursday in Portland, in connection with the Dec. 1 shooting in Salem that seriously injured a woman, according to the Salem Police Department.

Police said Isaiah Randall Counts was arrested late Thursday evening. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and charged with attempted murder, assault with a gun and unlawful use of a gun.

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Counts will be transferred to Marion County for arraignment and prosecution, police said.

On Dec. 1, police received a report of a person with a gunshot wound near the intersection of Northeast Water Street and Northeast South Street at about 7:30 a.m.

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The scene of a shooting in Salem on Tuesday, Dec. 1 2022.
The scene of a shooting in Salem on Tuesday, Dec. 1 2022.(KPTV)

Officers arrived to find a 24-year-old woman (initially reported by police as 22 years old) with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to a hospital in Salem and then transferred to a Portland-area hospital for further treatment.

Her injuries were considered life-threatening and as of Thursday, she remains hospitalized.

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Sections of Northeast Water Street were closed for four hours while detectives processed the scene.