Grand jury finds use of force justified in Green shootout

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.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019 10:46 AM
Updated: Mar 21, 2019 11:30 PM

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.

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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.

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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.

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