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Man shot by Salem police officer in confrontation

Police say he had a knife, is hospitalized

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot in a confrontation with a Salem police officer was in stable condition Saturday at a Portland-area hospital.

The shooting occurred as Cpl. Jake Pratt responded to a report of a wanted person outside an Applebee's Restaurant at about 7:30 Friday night. Police say the officer encountered 33-year-old Casey Duane Howe, of Salem, and a confrontation ensued.

According to investigators, Howe had a knife, which was recovered at the scene.

The officer was not injured and is being placed on administrative leave, per standard procedure.


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