- Associated Press - Thursday, October 29, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Investigators say a man who was shot and killed by police along Interstate 5 on Wednesday had pointed a loaded gun at a state trooper.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified the man as 36-year-old Jasper Levi Adams of Grants Pass.

Authorities say a trooper tried to stop Adams south of Woodburn but he fled. The pursuit came to a stop off the roadway south of Salem. When troopers moved in to arrest the driver, authorities say he pointed a gun at them.

Senior Trooper Jason Perrizo fired one shot that killed Adams instantly. He’s been with the state police for 13 years.

I-5 was closed for several hours Wednesday night while investigators worked at the scene.

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