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Manhunt Near Madras Ends in Shooting


A three-hour manhunt ended with an Oregon State Police trooper shooting and wounding a burglary suspect northeast of Madras.

 

Around 2:15 Friday afternoon, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of a burglary and trespass at a home off Fern Lane, about 10 miles northeast of Madras.

 

Several police agencies; a tracking dog a search plane were deployed to search for an unidentified suspect - the man had fled in an SUV. They eventually found the abandoned car in a remote wooded area.

 

OSP Lt. Gregg Hastings says the long pursuit ended just after 5 p.m. when an officer reportedly shot him.

 

He was taken to St. Charles - Bend by air ambulance and is being treated for his wound.

 

The Oregon State Police will release more details on this incident at a later time.


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