Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Salem Shooting

Salem Police detectives have arrested one individual in an incident of gun violence which occurred last week.

It was just after 11 p.m. when a neighbor reported gunfire at their residence on the 200 block of Kashmir CT SE. Several shots were fired with multiple rounds striking the exterior and interior of the home. Although no one was injured in the incident, one round was located in a bedroom where a child was sleeping.

Detectives determined a disagreement had occurred between a person who lives in the home and 18-year-old Matthew Lincoln Gauntt. A few hours after the shooting incident, patrol officers sited Gauntt who was in the company of a male juvenile at the time. Although both initially fled on foot as officers approached, Gauntt was arrested without further incident.

Gauntt was lodged at the Marion County Jail on attempted murder and other related charges.

Courtesy of SPD