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News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2013 12:58 PM
An multi-agency investigation is beginning into an Oregon State Police-involved shooting of a subject following a attempt to elude along Highway 20 near Sisters in Deschutes County. The person in the vehicle is deceased at the scene but it is too early to confirm if the death was the result of shots fire by officers present.

Preliminary 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 85 following a driving complaint. During the contact, the male driver pointed a firearm at trooper and then fled eastbound in the vehicle with troopers in pursuit.

Spike strips were deployed near Sisters and the vehicle turned off Highway 20 onto Harrington Loop Road. After the vehicle came to a stop, shots were reported fired and the male driver was found deceased inside the vehicle. No officers were injured.

The area of the shooting incident is closed. A multi-investigation team is enroute to investigate.


Traffic & Weather




King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)


Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.


Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.


Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.


R.A.B. Construction:


Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)


Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

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