Salem police release new details on allegedly fleeing suspect; family releases hospital bed photos

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A man who was hospitalized following a Salem police chase on foot had fallen and hit his head after being tased by an officer, according to the Salem Police Department, as his family releases graphic images of the man in his hospital bed.

The police department said around 3 p.m. Tuesday that an officer spotted the suspect, identified on Wednesday as 29-year-old Daniel Aniceto Garcia, who ran away from officers toward Nebraska and 16th Streets, authorities said.

In Thursday’s update, SPD said Garcia fell and hit his head after he was tased by an officer and noted “no other significant use of force occurred.”

Authorities said Garcia received medical attention before paramedics arrived and he was rushed to Salem Health for treatment. Authorities did not elaborate on Garcia’s current condition.

The officer who deployed the taser was uninjured in the incident, authorities said. The officer’s name has not been released.

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