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Oregon City Man Fights For His Life After Being Shot By Roommate

Oregon City, Oregon – The man shot by his roommate inside their Oregon City apartment is still fighting for his life in the hospital. 30-year-old Ethan Fager is at OHSU in critical condition. He called 911 Friday afternoon saying he had been shot. Police had to use gas and non-lethal force to eventually get the roommate to surrender. 31-year-old Daniel Wiese is being held without bail. He faces several charges including attempted murder. Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with more info to come forward.

Read more from Oregon City Police Dept.

At about 3:30 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019, 30-year-old Ethan Fager called 9-1-1 and told dispatch he had been shot by his roommate, 31-year-old Daniel Craig Wiese, inside their apartment at the Mt. View Apartments, 1840 Molalla Ave.  Officers arrived a short time later and were able to determine Mr. Fager was in a bedroom suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  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 Mr. Fager through the window and he 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 Mr. Wiese to peacefully surrender.  During the deployment one team member fired a shot but Mr. Wiese was not hit.  Mr. Wiese ultimately exited the rear of his apartment but was not cooperating.  Less lethal weapons were deployed and Mr. Wiese was ultimately taken into custody.  Mr. Wiese was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and then lodged at the Clackamas County jail.  Mr. Wiese is being held without bail on one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Assault I, and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Mr. Fager is currently at OHSU and remains in critical condition.

The Oregon City Police Department along with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the initial shooting, Reference OCPD Case #19-012050.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and the Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting, Reference CCSO Case #19-012065.  Investigators are seeking copies of video or still photos from any bystanders in the area who captured part of the SWAT call-out and what led up to it.  Investigators intend to use the footage to fill in any gaps of the event and create a timeline.

If you have photos or video of this incident please call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp


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