Suspect dies after shooting involving deputy in Happy Valley

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CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A person died early Monday morning after a chase in Happy Valley ended in a shooting involving a Clackamas County deputy.

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy assigned to serve the City of Happy Valley was involved in a vehicle pursuit that ended near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Eagle Glen Drive just after 2 a.m. CCSO did not say what led up to the pursuit.

The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene on foot and the sheriff’s office said an officer-involved shooting occurred a short distance away. According to CCSO, medical aid attempts were made to save the driver, but they were pronounced dead at the scene. It was determined that the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and a gun was recovered near the suspect. The suspect nor the involved deputy have been identified.

The sheriff’s office did not say who fired a weapon in the shooting, so it is not currently known if the deputy shot the suspect or if their death was self-inflicted. The shooting is under investigation by the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team in collaboration with the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. CCSO said Southeast 122nd Avenue between Southeast Alexa Rose Lane and Southeast Imperial Crest Street will be closed for several hours Monday morning while further scene investigation is conducted.

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Coyote12 really still not sure who follows their web site.. do they think is primarily progressive liberals. The pandering is pathetic..


You are trying way too hard, pal. It's just a police report. take a breath.


Just one more person for the left to "celebrate" and riot for.

Lexx Luthor

Happy Valley is wrongly names...... how about Caesar Chavez Valley .... Havery's Mile Run Valley ! ... work in downtown Portland

Worst PDX Mayor Ever

"..or if THEIR death was self inflicted?" Uhh..are we taking this PC thing just a bit too seriously? Look, it's either a he or a she. There is no "they," unless multiple people got shot. The only thing that matters now, is that the suspect identifies as dead.




Confused minds, confusing pronouns. :)


Triggered much? "their" is an appropriate noun to use. I guess you just like looking up everyone's skirt? Moron


Clearly it was a white guy even though no mention of race, otherwise, they would make sure to say it was a BLACK know, just to garner attention.


Or more likely, CCSO hasn't announced if the person is male or female yet. I'd prefer "their" to "he or she" - ordinarily, I'd take a bet on it being a guy, but these days in the Metro area, who knows?


Why doesn't your name specify if you are the worst MALE or FEMALE mayor of Portland? Why are you using the gender neutral "mayor"?! snowflake.

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