Police have identified the 44-year-old man who was armed with black powder pistols when he was shot and killed by Seaside officers.
Seaside police responded to a trailer park on the south side of town at around noon Tuesday. Officers received reports that Cashus Dean Case, who lived in the trailer park, was upset that a man was bitten by a dog and he was waving and pointing two pistols.
Investigators said Case was prohibited from owning firearms due to multiple prior felony convictions, most recently in a 2012 case relating to drug sales.
Police said Case “refused to disarm” and he was subsequently shot and killed. No officers were injured.
Investigators said his guns turned out to be black powder pistols.
The two officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid leave, which is standard protocol, according to the Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office.
The Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office and the Major Crime Team continue to investigate the shooting. No further details were released Wednesday.
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