Officer Involved Shooting in Klamath Falls

The Klamath Falls Police Department says an officer with KFPD attempted to take a murder suspect into custody and the suspect was shot.

Posted: Nov. 25, 2017 3:21 AM
Updated: Nov. 25, 2017 6:30 PM

Klamath Falls, OR. -- The Klamath Falls Police Department says on November 24 at 9:35 p.m. an officer with KFPD attempted to take a murder suspect into custody and a shooting happened. They say the officer was not injured, and the suspect died as a result of the shooting.

Police say earlier in the day at 4:30 p.m. officers and detectives from the Klamath Falls Police Department investigated an attempted murder incident at a home in Klamath Falls. They say during the investigation, officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for Attempted Muder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the first degree, Menacing, Assault in the fourth degree, and Reckless Endangering. Police say the suspect fled the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement. 

Police say at 9:35 p.m. they contacted the suspect in the 2100 block of Darrow Ave. and the shooting happened. The names of the officer and suspect are not being released at this time. 

Police say detectives from the Oregon State Police have taken the primary role in the investigation with the assistance of the Klamath County Major Crime Team. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

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