SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just after 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night, Springfield police responded to a call from 4082 C St. reporting a suicidal man with a gun to his head.
Officers learned the suspect had threatened at least one woman with the handgun. As officers were arriving, the suspect reportedly fired a round from the handgun into the front yard and went back inside.
A short time later, the suspect emerged from the back door and was confronted and challenged by an officer. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, was shot by the officer.
The suspect was transported to the hospital and is currently undergoing treatment. No officers were injured in this incident.
The involved officer was placed on routine administrative leave.