- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police have identified the person shot and killed by police west of Salem on July 5.

Authorities say Joshua Bolster, 29, of Salem was fatally shot by a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop on Highway 22. The Statesman Journal reports ( https://stjr.nl/29JedxW ) the deputy was identified as Casey Gibson, 28. Gibson was not injured.

The shooting occurred after Monmouth police sent out an alert the night of July 5 for Bolster. Monmouth police received reports he harassed his ex-girlfriend, trespassed at her apartment and confronted another resident at the complex armed with a knife.

Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton announced Tuesday that a grand jury would determine whether the deputy’s use of deadly force was justified.


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