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Mayor's office says Chief O'Dea spoke about hunting incident 4 days later

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Investigators said Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea shot a friend in the back on a hunting trip, and Fox 12 tried to get Mayor Hales' take on the situation.

The Mayor’s office says Chief O’Dea told them about the shooting on April 25, four days after it happened.

Mayor Hales did not put Chief O’Dea on leave until Tuesday, and some are questioning why it was not done sooner.

"It's an investigation, and that is why it needs to continue to be confidential until it is done," Hales said.

The investigators from Harney County who were first on the scene said they did not know O’Dea was even involved until the wounded man was interviewed last Monday and made it clear he did not shoot himself.

For now, Chief O’Dea is on administrative leave.

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