August 20 2019
At about 3:30 pm this afternoon, an Oregon City man called 9-1-1 and told dispatch he had been shot by a known suspect at the Mt. View Apartments, 1840 Molalla Ave. Detectives have confirmed the men were roommates. Officers arrived a short time later. We were able to determine the victim was in a bedroom. Our officers and Clackamas County deputies were able to break out the bedroom window and enter the bedroom not knowing were the gunman was. The officers and deputies were able to evacuate the victim through the window. The victim was transported to OHSU with life threatening injuries.
The Clackamas County Inter-Agency SWAT and CNT teams responded. The team deployed gas in an attempt to get the suspect to peacefully surrender. During the deployment one team member fired a shot but the suspect was not hit. The suspect ultimately exited the rear of the residence but was not cooperating. Less lethal weapons were deployed and the suspect was ultimately taken into custody. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
The Oregon City Police Department along with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the initial shooting. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting.