Armed Suspect Killed in Shootout with Clackamas County Deputies

An armed suspect was killed in a shootout with Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies in Happy Valley Saturday night, officials said.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified by law enforcement, allegedly shot and injured another person before firing on a deputy, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday.

At around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 16000 block of Southeast 82nd Drive in unincorporated Clackamas County, where they located a shooting victim with non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.

The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle as it fled the scene, and deputies began a pursuit.

The pursuit ended near Southeast 172nd Avenue and Scouters Mountain Road, where the suspect began firing upon deputies — according to the account from the sheriff’s office. The deputy reportedly returned fire and fatally struck the suspect. No officers were injured.

Life-saving measures were administered; the suspect was transported to a local hospital by AMR and later died.

The involved deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to policy.

In accordance with standard protocol, the investigation is being led by the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team in collaboration with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office.

Detectives from the Gladstone and Tualatin Police Departments are leading the Major Crimes Team’s investigation, with assistance from Lake Oswego, and Oregon State Police detectives.

The incident was the second in the past week involving a Clackamas deputy.

On April 24, two Portland police officers and a Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed 20-year-old Jack Watson, of Portland, after Watson fired at them from his car near Clackamas Town Center, prosecutors said.

Police were pursuing Watson as a suspect in the April 23 homicide of 29-year-old Zachery Freeman at Fantasyland, an adult entertainment store on Southeast Foster Road.

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