Authorities have identified the suspect who died during a hostage situation on Monday that left two dead and another with serious injuries, devastating an Oregon neighborhood.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that Jose Jesus Lopez-Tinoco, a 34-year-old from Woodburn, died from a self inflicted gunshot wound after the shootout with deputies just after 12.30pm.
Two people were found dead inside the residence, at 244 Juneva Place SE, and another person is listed as being in serious condition.
Authorities have identified the 34-year-old suspect who opened fire at them during a hostage situation shootout at a home in Salem, Oregon, on Monday
Deputies responded to the scene and were able to establish connection with Lopez-Tioco, hoping to ‘resolve the situation peacefully.’ The home where the shootout occurred is pictured
Deputies responded to the scene and were able to establish connection with Lopez-Tioco, hoping to ‘resolve the situation peacefully,’ authorities shared in the release.
Deputy Ricky Kittleson, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, has been placed on administrative leave in connection to the shootout
But after hearing gunshots, deputies forced their way inside. One of the responding deputies fired an undetermined number of rounds.
Deputies found 43-year-old Laura Rocio-Bustos with a gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital and listed in serious condition.
Diari Bustos-Bustos, 24, was found deceased along with an 11-year-old boy. Both victims died from apparent gunshot wounds.
The sheriff’s office will not be releasing the name of the young child.
Authorities also shared that a 13-year-old boy was saved from inside the residence and uninjured. His name will also not be released.
Lopez-Tinoco was found inside the residence with a self-inflicted gunshot.
A two-year-deputy with MCSO, Deputy Ricky Kittleson, has been placed on administrative leave.
The hostage situation is still under investigation.
Deputies arrived at the house in Juneva Place SE at 12.30pm after reports of the potentially dangerous situation
Deputies arrived at the house on the 200 block of Juneva Place SE at 12.30pm after reports of the potentially dangerous situation.
After deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrived, a negotiator started talking with the suspect inside.
But as the trained hostage negotiator was dealing with the suspect, shots were fired.
The sheriff’s office said: ‘Ultimately, there were multiple fatalities during this incident, including that of the suspect.’
Police have not released the identity of the minors who were at the home
They confirmed no officers were injured in the shooting.
Neighbor Katie O’Kelley told CNN: ‘I heard three shots and then within five minutes I heard a bang.
‘I heard sirens when the ambulances were coming in, they loaded three different people I could see, one right outside my house. It was pretty scary.’
Brian Johnson, another local resident, said: ‘It’s kind of scary, I know the world’s turning into a different direction. There’s a lot of children and families around here so it’s disturbing.’
Local resident Brian Johnson said he found the incident ‘disturbing’ as there are lots of families and young children living nearby
Neighbours in the suburban neighbourhood (pictured) said they heard three gunshots and saw multiple people being carried on stretchers
The sheriff’s office added that there is no reason to believe there will be any further danger to the community.
Authorities said: ‘Any deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated, as outlined by protocol.’
Mahrt Avenue SE was closed between Lancaster Drive SE and Roggy Court SE for multiple hours during the investigation.
The sheriff’s office said in a news release Monday evening that Oregon State Police were at the scene and is leading an investigation.
The hostage situation was located in Juneva Place to the east of Salem in Oregon