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Suspect In Rainier Police Shooting Identified

(Rainier, OR)  --  Police say a man who shot a Rainier police officer and later took his own life was a Washington resident.  Authorities say 30-year-old Christopher Elliott of Waitsburg, Washington shot the officer Monday during a traffic stop on Highway 30.  Officials say Elliott later shot himself in the head as police searched for him.  Officer Russ George suffered a wound to the hand and was struck in the chest by the bullet, but he was wearing a ballistic vest at the time.

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