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Person killed, Salem officer shot in ankle after foot chase

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a person was killed and a police officer was wounded after shots were fired in Salem Thursday morning.

KOIN-TV reports a patrol officer was working on a traffic investigation when a vehicle crashed just before 10 a.m. Thursday, according to Salem police. The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene.

The officer followed on foot and confronted the driver in a residential backyard. Police say shots were fired and the officer was shot in the ankle, while the driver was shot and killed.

It’s unclear at this time who fired weapons.

Police later identified the officer as Andrew Parsons, who joined the department in February after serving as a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy.

Parsons has been placed on standard administrative leave during an investigation led by the Oregon State Police.

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