SATURDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Detectives continue to investigate Friday night’s fatal officer involved shooting, in downtown Bend. Police pulled over a minivan just before 10:30 p.m., after multiple people reported seeing it driving erratically, including nearly hitting a bicyclist and driving into snow banks.
BEND, OR -- A Bend Police officer was involved in a shooting during a traffic stop, Friday night. Police pulled over the vehicle near Bond and Franklin at abou 10:30 p.m. According to officials, an occupant of the vehicle got into an altercation with police and at least one officer fired their weapon. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Streets were closed in the area of the incident for several hours to accommodate the investigation. Multiple agencies are involved, including the Deschutes County District Attorney, the Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police.
More information is expected to be released following a Saturday briefing.