Oregon Highway 22E was closed near Detroit Tuesday after police say a shooting suspect in Salem fled east on the highway. That suspect was later found dead.
Salem Police said that at about 10:40 a.m., a call came in about a man driving his truck into a Salem residence and shooting a woman inside the home. The man then drove off. The woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Police said officers learned of a possible threat to the woman’s children who were at Morningside Elementary School. The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution and officers converged on the school.
At about 11:15 a.m., the suspect and his truck were spotted headed eastbound on Highway 22E by sheriff’s deputies, who stopped the truck just outside Detroit.
Deputies approached the vehicle and found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The highway was closed for about an eight-mile stretch for about three hours before being reopened to traffic.