CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A Gladstone police sergeant and a suspect were injured during a shooting in Happy Valley Monday night.
According to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, officers in Gladstone stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation around 8 p.m. Monday. The driver, Yvette Lares Garcia (aka Yvette Pando), was taken into custody after officers learned she had active felony warrants out of Texas.
Investigators said Garcia asked police to stop by her house and check on her two dogs before being taken to the Clackamas County Jail. When they got there, Garcia reportedly broke away from officers, ran into the house and grabbed a handgun. She started firing at officers and shot Sgt. Travis Hill in the leg, police said. Another officer on scene was able to fire back and shot Garcia. It's unclear how many times he shot her, but she's being treated for multiple gunshot wounds at a local hospital. She's listed in serious but stable condition.
Sgt. Hill, a 20-year Gladstone police veteran, was also taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon City Police Department are leading the investigation.
FOX 12 spoke with a neighbor who says he heard multiple shots fired from a home located across the street from his.
"I looked out the window and I head - I had just woken up from a nap - and pop, pop, pop, pop, pop," Curtis Crawford said. "Then I saw him get carried out of the house, so I knew he was shot."
In addition to watching the sergeant get carried out of the home, Crawford says he also saw a woman being handcuffed. Crawford believes that woman was the sole resident of the home where he says she's lived for about eight months.
"It's weird for this neighborhood. It's quiet, you know, it's weird for this neighborhood," Crawford told FOX 12.