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A Salem police officer has been acquitted in a non-fatal shooting that involved three people

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SALEM, Ore. — A jury has ruled that the use of force by a Salem police corporal in a non-fatal shooting involving three people was justified, according to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

An Ache Marion County grand jury on Monday indicted Cpl. Joshua Buker has been acquitted of using deadly force against Vincent Nesbitt, Darren Shelton-Olson and an unknown third party who were allegedly involved in an attempted carjacking on Nov. 12, the Statesman Journal reported.

At about 6:26 p.m. that day, a report of an attempted carjacking was received. During a search, officers found two people matching the descriptions and unsuccessfully attempted to stop their vehicle, according to the district attorney’s office.

The car was eventually stopped and all three occupants fled on foot, the district attorney’s office said.

Booker ran after the suspects, one of whom shot him, and Booker returned fire, the district attorney’s office said.

No one was shot. Two men, both 19 years old, were taken into custody. The third suspect has not been found, the district prosecutor’s office said.

The same grand jury also indicted two men. Nesbitt was charged with attempted murder, assault with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Shelton-Olsen was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

It was not immediately known if they have attorneys available to comment on the allegations.

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