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Suspect dead after second trooper-involved shooting in two days

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A suspect is dead after the second trooper-involved shooting on an Oregon highway in two days.

Oregon State Police said a trooper stopped a car heading eastbound on Highway 20 near Milepost 90, east of the Hoodoo ski area, at 11:50 a.m. Friday. Police said the driver pointed a gun at the trooper, and then drove away.

The car headed east with troopers in pursuit. Spike strips were deployed near Sisters and the suspect's car turned off Highway 20 onto Harrington Loop Road. Police used a technique to pin the car between two police vehicles.

After the suspect's car came to a stop, police said the man again displayed his gun. Two OSP troopers then fired at the man, who was killed.

Police said he was found dead inside his car, armed with a handgun. No other details about the gun or a motive were immediately available.

The names of those involved are not being released at this time. Investigators identified the officers as a 42-year-old major with 21 years experience with OSP. The other is a 43-year-old senior trooper who has been with OSP for 14 years.

Per standard procedure in officer-involved shooting investigations, they are placed on paid administrative leave.

On Thursday, police said John Allen II, 34, of Portland, shot a trooper during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 near The Dalles. Trooper Matthew Zistel returned fire, hitting Allen, who then attempted to drive away.

Allen's car was found stopped about a half-mile down the highway and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said three children were in his car at the time. They were not hurt and Zistel, who was shot in the side, is expected to be OK.

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