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Man shot and killed by police in Milwaukie traffic stop identified

The mother, Kaileigh Nichols, is in custody and facing charges. Police said she was taken into...
The mother, Kaileigh Nichols, is in custody and facing charges. Police said she was taken into custody without incident.(WABI)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM PDT
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MILWAUKIE Ore. (KPTV) - On Tuesday the Clackamas County district attorney identified a man who was shot and killed by police officers during a traffic stop over the weekend as Derrick Dewayne Clark, 24, of Tigard, Oregon.

According to police, around 12:50 a.m., officers tried to pull over Clark for suspected driving under the influence, but he fled before crashing his vehicle into a ditch. At this point, officers said they told Clark to show them his hands. Officers said Clark then got out of the car armed with a handgun and was shot twice by police. He died at the scene.

The DA’s office identified the officers involved as Trooper Zachary Cole of the Oregon State Police, 7 years of service, and Detective Dan Ferguson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, 9 years of service.

At the end of their investigation into the shooting, the evidence will be presented to a Grand Jury for review.

Trooper Cole and Detective Ferguson were placed on leave, as is standard practice after an officer-involved shooting.