Police: Salem officer critically hurt after being run over by wife

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500176 12/10/2012 11:00

SALEM, Ore. -- A Salem police officer is in critical condition after police said his wife ran him over with her pickup, police said.

Officers arrested Shirley T. Nunez, 47, of Salem on suspicion of attempted murder. Her husband, Officer Kenneth Nunez, 48, is hospitalized at Salem Hospital, according to a news release from the Oregon State Police.

Police said the investigation began just after 1 a.m. Monday, when Shirley Nunez  entered a home in the 1800 block of Torrance Street in Salem and confronted a woman there about a suspected relationship between the woman and Kenneth Nunez.

Police said Shirley Nunez pointed a handgun at the woman during the confrontation and then left in a Ford F-150 pickup.

Minutes later, she allegedly hit her husband in front of the couple's home, as he was walking toward his motorcycle.

Shirley Nunez was evaluated at Salem Hospital before being booked in the Marion County Jail.

In addition to attempted murder, she's also being held on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, menacing, pointing a firearm at another person and unlawful use of a weapon.

Kenneth Nunez has worked for the Salem Police Department for seven years.