The multi-agency investigation coordinated by Deschutes County District Attorney's Office is continuing into an Oregon State Police-involved shooting of a man following an attempt to elude along Highway 20 near Sisters in Deschutes County. The incident ended off Highway 20 on a gravel road southeast of Sisters when the man, who was armed with handgun, was found deceased in his vehicle following shots fired by Oregon State Police.
Updated information indicates on August 30, 2013 at approximately 11:50 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) stopped a vehicle eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 90 following a driving complaint. During the contact, the male driver displayed a firearm at an OSP trooper and then fled eastbound in the vehicle with troopers in pursuit.
Spike strips were deployed near Sisters and then vehicle turned off Highway 20 onto Harrington Loop Road. An OSP senior trooper deployed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) technique causing the fleeing vehicle to come to a stop between two OSP patrol vehicles. After the vehicle came to a stop, the man again displayed the firearm and two OSP officers fired. The adult male driver was found deceased inside the vehicle. No officers were injured and the firearm was recovered at the scene.
The involved OSP Major, age 42, has been employed with OSP for 21 years. The OSP Senior Trooper, age 43, has been employed with OSP for 14 years. Their names are withheld at this time. Per standard procedure in officer-involved shooting investigations, they are placed on paid administrative leave.
The area of the shooting incident is closed until cleared by investigators. The investigation is led by Bend Police Department with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sisters Police Department, Redmond Police Department, OSP Criminal Investigations Division, and OSP Forensic Services Division.