Law enforcement officers in Lane County shot and killed someone who allegedly stole a vehicle Thursday morning.
Oregon State Police say they received a call about a stolen vehicle around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. In their press release, OSP did not say where the vehicle was reported stolen nor the kind of vehicle it was but did say that troopers located the vehicle in Coburg.
When troopers tried to stop the driver, the suspect fled, according to state police.
Coburg police later found the vehicle at an apartment complex. When police, county deputies and state troopers responded, at least one officer fired their gun and shot the suspect. The person was picked up by an ambulance but was later declared dead. OSP did not say in their press release whether the person was armed with a weapon.
One officer received non-life-threatening injuries.
As of Thursday afternoon, officers had not publicly released the names of the suspect or the officers involved. Per protocol after a deadly force incident, all of the involved officers are now on “traumatic event leave,” OSP said.
This marks at least the third deadly police shooting in Oregon in a week. Last Thursday, two people were shot and killed by officers in Hillsboro and Rockaway Beach.