Klamath Officer Shot; Suspect At Large

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[UPDATE 3:15 PM] The Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy is in stable but critical condition and is being airlifted to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland for treatment.

Mazama High School, Triad School, Peterson Elementary and Orson Stearns School are all out of lock down procedures. Teachers and staff are safe.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County District Attorney is releasing information on the shooting in Klamath Falls.. A Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee St. at 11:34 a.m. when he was shot in the face and side. The Deputy has been transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center and at this time is in stable condition.

The Klamath County Major Crime has been activated and the investigation is on going. The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the vehicle and to please call 911.

The vehicle containing the suspect is believed to driving a Black 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney’s Office.