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MADRAS, OR -- The Central Oregon Major Incident Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Madras that shut down Highway 97, overnight. According to the limited information released by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the incident began as a car chase in Deschutes County, involving a vehicle reported stolen. The pursuit ended in Madras, near 'L' Street.


When law enforcement attempted to make contact with a person inside the vehicle, at about 11 p.m., shots were fired and the victim was taken to the hospital. No officers were injured. Investigators closed Highway 97 just north of the south "Y" and established a detour.

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