Oregon State Police investigate a police shooting in the Napa Auto Parts parking lot Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 on Commercial Street SE in Salem, Ore.

A Marion County grand jury unanimously found Salem police justified in the shooting death of a man on Commercial Street in South Salem on Jan. 23.

The decision came Friday following two days of hearing testimony from 16 witnesses, watching video footage and reviewing evidence.

Salem police killed 27-year-old Michael James Compton following an alleged armed carjacking and shootout in South Salem that closed Commercial Street near Kuebler Boulevard for hours.

The shooting erupted at the busy intersection at around 9 a.m.

According to Salem police, officers responded to reports of an armed robbery and carjacking in progress in the parking lot of the Walmart store at 5250 Commercial St. SE.

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