***Updated #1 Names Released***
The deceased male has been identified as Ryan Chapman, age 26, from Salem, Marion County, Oregon.
The involved Officer is Keizer Police Officer Tyler Wampler. Officer Wampler has been employed with Keizer Police Department since January of 1992 and is currently assigned to the patrol division.
Pursuant to standard procedures and Senate Bill 111, Officer Wampler has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation. Names of any additional officers present at the scene will not be released at this time.
No additional information will be released at this time.
On March 14, 2018 at approximately 6:00pm, Keizer Police Department responded to an in progress, armed robbery at the Pizza Hut at 4492 River Road, N in Keizer.
The suspect fled in a vehicle which patrol officers located and a pursuit ensued. The suspect crashed into another vehicle and then fled on the foot down Springtime Court, NE in Keizer. A confrontation occurred and a Keizer police officer discharged his firearm. The suspect is deceased. No officers were injured in the incident.
The suspect’s name will not be released at this time pending next of kin notification. The Oregon State Police is the lead agency with assistance from surrounding agencies. The involved officer’s name will not be released at this time.
Chemawa Road, NE is currently close between Tecumseh Street, NE and Kinglet Way, NE. The road will be closed for the next several hours as the Oregon State Police investigate this incident.
No further information is available for lease at this time. Information will be released by the Oregon State Police or the Marion County District Attorney’s Office as it becomes available.
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