GREEN, Ore. -- The use of force in the officer-involved shooting captured on camera in Green on March 9 was justified, according to a grand jury’s findings.
Douglas County deputies and an Oregon State Police trooper exchanged gunfire with a suspect in a stolen vehicle that Saturday.
The Major Crimes Team and Douglas County District Attorney’s Office submitted evidence to the grand jury on Wednesday.
Police said the incident began around 6 p.m. that Saturday when the stolen vehicle was spotted at Love’s Travel Stop on Grant Smith Road. It had been reported stolen in Eugene on March 7.
When authorities attempted to contact the driver, the car sped away, and officers followed the vehicle to a rancher’s field, where it became stuck.
During the shooting, police said the car caught fire, and afterward human remains were found inside. No officers were injured.