A possible “hostage situation” led to multiple fatal shootings after police responded to a home in the Salem, Oregon.
SALEM, Ore. — Three people are dead, including an 11-year-old boy and a 24-year-old, following a hostage situation Monday in an east Salem home.
A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy was also placed on leave after firing a “yet to be determined number of rounds,” Oregon State Police officials said. Authorities have declined to say if any of those dead were shot by the involved-deputy.
Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a “possible hostage situation” at about 12:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Juneva Place SE, near Mahrt Avenue SE, officials said.
Deputies arrived at the home and Sheriff’s Office negotiators called the suspect, identified as Jose Jesus Lopez-Tinoco, 34, of Woodburn, in an attempt to resolve the situation peacefully.
Authorities heard gunshots inside and deputies “forced entry” into the home to try to rescue any victims.
Officials said a deputy who entered the home fired an as-of-yet undetermined number of rounds.
Lopez-Tinoco was found dead in the home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Also in the home were Diari Bustos-Bustos, 24, and an 11-year-old boy, both dead from gunshot wounds.
The incident has been turned over to the Oregon State Police for investigation. Salem Police is also assisting with the investigation.
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