Police: Wife tries to kill off-duty cop husband with truck
SALEM, Ore. - An off-duty police officer is in critical condition after his wife hit him with a pickup truck early Monday morning, Oregon State Police said.
Kenneth M. Nunez, 48, is at Salem Hospital after being hit by a Ford F-150 driven by his wife, 47-year-old Shirley Teresa Nunez, state police said.
The victim was walking to his motorcycle parked in front of his home around 1:19 a.m. when the truck hit him, police said.
Minutes earlier, Salem police responded to a report that Shirley Nunez entered a home through a sliding glass door and pointed a gun at a woman she suspected was having a relationship with Kenneth Nunez, police said.
Shirley Nunez was initially transported to Salem Hospital for a medical evaluation before OSP detectives arrested her and lodged her at the Marion County Jail on charges of:
- Attempted Murder
- Assault in the First Degree
- Burglary in the First Degree
- Pointing a Firearm at Another Person
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon
The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department and Marion County District Attorney's Office.
Nunez is a patrol officer with the Salem Police Department. He joined the department in 2005.