Two Washington County deputies shot

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said one deputy is in serious condition and a second deputy sustained non life threatening injuries.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 7:34 AM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 10:10 AM

GASTON, Ore. -- Authorities say two Washington County Sheriff's deputies were shot outside of Gaston, Oregon.

Police received a call around 5:30 p.m. Thursday about a theft in progress. 

Deputy Brian van Kleef said "Our deputies were out searching probably for about three hours until they did finally make contact with the suspect. Gunfire was exchanged. Two of our deputies were hit. The suspect was also hit. And they're all being looked after now at hospitals."

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said one deputy is in serious condition and a second deputy sustained non life threatening injuries. 

The suspect was taken into custody and authorities say there is no longer a threat to the area.

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