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Man killed in Polk County officer-involved shooting wanted for trespassing, menacing

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POLK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

New details have emerged of an officer-involved shooting in Polk County where a man was shot and later died from his injuries Tuesday night.

Oregon State Police said the Monmouth Police Department (MPD) responded to an apartment complex after receiving a call about a man who was trespassing and harassing an ex-girlfriend. 

When police arrived at the apartment, they learned the suspect left the scene and had been in a confrontation with a man who lives at the apartments and pulled out a knife.

Police sent out information about the suspect and a description of his vehicle to other local agencies. MPD said they had probable cause to arrest the suspect for trespassing and menacing, and the suspect was believed to be armed with a knife.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputies stopped the suspects vehicle on Highway 22W near milepost 23 at Holman Frontage Road around 9:45 p.m. Deputies attempted to arrest the suspect. 

According to Oregon State Police, a Trooper arrived to the scene to assist deputies after shots had been fired. The Trooper attempted to help take the injured suspect into custody, who was still not complying with commands, and employed less lethal means to do so.

The suspect was taken to a Salem hospital but later died from his injuries. His name has not been released.

Oregon State Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

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