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.
During the traffic stop near Franklin and Bond, Bend police say the driver – later identified as 31-year-old Michael Jacques – did not cooperate with officers trying to place him under arrest. A taser was deployed without success and at least one officer fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect.
Jacques was pulled from the vehicle and officers provided first aid, but the Bend man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Oregon State Police is leading that multi-agency investigation.
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.