BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A district attorney says the use of deadly force by a sheriff's deputy at a campsite near Bend last month was legally justified.
Deputy Randy Zilk fatally shot Jesse Powell on June 20 after responding to a call about a disturbance between a man and a woman that included gunfire.
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Tuesday that the deputy fired a single round after Powell dove into the cab of a U-Haul and tried to grab for something on the floor. The deputy thought Powell was trying to pick up a metal bar to use as a weapon.
Investigators later discovered a loaded handgun was near the metal bar.
Toxicology tests showed Powell had methamphetamine and other drugs in his system.
- Deputy cleared in fatal shooting at campsite near Bend
- Deschutes County deputy fatally shoots man at campsite
- Bend officer cleared in shooting of driver who killed self
- Oregon deputies cleared for shooting man who killed family
- City council approves 'dawn-to-dawn' campsites on Highway 99
- Cougar fatally shot after killing sheep near Bend
- Deputies investigating fatal crash in Linn County.
- Bend murder suspect pleads guilty
- Bend population on the rise
- Suspicious device found in Bend