Fugitive wanted in Springfield shooting captured, faces attempted murder charge

Police made a public appeal for help Thursday evening for help locating 33-year-old Adam Summerlyn in connection with the shooting on Forsythia Street. "He is considered to be armed and dangerous," Springfield Police said. "If you have any info on his whereabouts, contact us immediately at 541-726-3714." (Springfield Police)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Police have captured the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting January 25 in Springfield.

A police officer spotted Adam Summerlyn, 33, near 42nd and Main streets Thursday around 7 p.m.

"Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop wherein Summerlyn was taken out the vehicle by officers employing tactics designed to maximize public and officer safety while minimizing risk," Lt. Scott McKee said in a statement. "Summerlyn was not armed at the time of his arrest."

Summerlyn was wanted for shooting a man in the abdomen last week at the Springfield home where Summerlyn lives. The man is set to be released from the hospital Friday, police said.

Summerlyn faces charges of Attempted Murder, Assault and Felon in Possession of a Firearm

"Summerlyn had been on the run for several days and police believe he was using a network of associates to hide and avoid arrest," McKee said. "Police had acted on several tips generated from concerned citizens and neighbors which ultimately generated the information leading to Summerlyn’s arrest."

That work led police to learn that Summerlyn was driving a Subaru.

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