Salem police officers' deadly force deemed justified in shooting incident

Submitted by MAGA

Posted 43 days ago

A Marion County grand jury in Salem, Oregon, has ruled that the use of deadly force by five Salem police officers was justified. The incident took place on January 23rd when a 911 caller reported an armed carjacking in a Walmart parking lot. The suspect, Michael James Compton, then attempted to steal another car at a Planet Fitness and later moved to a NAPA Auto Parts store. When police confronted Compton in the parking lot, he began firing at the officers, leading to an exchange of fire between police and the suspect. The gunfight lasted about 50 seconds and Compton was hit 18 times by the officers' 68 rounds of fire. Compton died at the scene and no students, who were on a school bus nearby, were injured.