Officer-Involved Shooting Justified

REEDSPORT, Ore. — A grand jury has made a ruling in the officer-involved shooting in Reedsport from December. The grand jury found the officer was justified in shooting a man who pointed what appeared to be a gun at the officer. The Douglas County DA says investigators later determined the gun was an airsoft pistol. … Continue reading »

Man Dies in Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATE: The man shot by a Reedsport police officer yesterday morning died last night. Officials identified him as Robert J. Jenkins, 55, of Roseburg. Jenkins was transported to Lower Umpqua Hospital, where he died at 6:51 p.m. The investigation is ongoing and all future information will be released by the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. … Continue reading »

Witnesses Recount Quincy Ave Shooting

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Law enforcement agencies are staying tight-lipped about an investigation into a shooting in Cottage Grove Saturday night. Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department and the district attorney were all there. Officers would only say that it was an officer-involved shooting and one person was shot. They say … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Shot by Police Officer

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night. Police say they were called to a duplex on C Street near 41st at about 7 p.m. because an armed man was suicidal. Witnesses say while officers were on their way to the house, the man–Brian Walker–fired a shot … Continue reading »

Officer-Involved Shooting

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 … Continue reading »

Officer-Involved Shooting Justified

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Lane County District Attorney ruled a recent officer-involved shooting justified. Two weeks ago, Springfield Police responded to calls of an armed and suicidal man. Police say when they arrived they found 30-year-old Travis Cress with a gun outside his mother’s house. They say when Officer Allan Amundson told Cress to drop … Continue reading »

OSP Trooper Recovers at Home

Near THE DALLES, Ore. — The Oregon State Police trooper that was shot along I-84 Thursday is now recovering at home. It all started with a traffic stop east of Biggs Junction near The Dalles. Investigators say the driver, 34-year-old John Van Allen II, got out and fired several shots at the trooper, 26-year-old Matthew … Continue reading »

Police Shoot Man in Standoff

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man is in serious condition after being shot by a police officer late on Friday night. Springfield Police responded to a duplex on the 1600 block of 1st Street after neighbors called and reported a suicidal man with a loaded gun. Officers evacuated the neighboring home and surrounded the duplex. Then, … Continue reading »

Officer Shooting Suspect Faces Charges

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — The man arrested for shooting two deputies faces several charges. On August 11, police received a called that Demecio Cardenas, 32, wanted out of California, was trespassing with a gun in the North Albany area, and driving a stolen vehicle. According to the investigation, police chased Cardenas in their cars until … Continue reading »

Salem Officer, Benton County Deputy Shot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Family and friends are camped out in a Corvallis hospital keeping an eye on one of two law enforcement officers who got shot Saturday. The gunman also got hit. Sgt. David Peterson with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the officer who was shot three times that night, remains in the Intensive Care … Continue reading »