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Sheriff: Suspect killed in Eagle Point shot deputy, officers returned fire

Sheriff Sickler held a media conference on Wednesday to provide more details about the shooting near Church on the Hill on Tuesday night.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 1:51 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2021 7:06 PM

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Eagle Point on Tuesday night fired at a deputy before officers returned fire, according to Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler.

Sheriff Sickler held a media conference on Wednesday to provide more details about the shooting near Church on the Hill on Tuesday night.

Officers from the Eagle Point Police Department were first on the scene, responding to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance involving a firearm in the 100-block of Idlewood Drive at 7:21 p.m.

Before the officers arrived, Sickler said that the man involved in the domestic — later identified as 39-year-old Dale Arthur Amstutz-Dunn — had gotten into an SUV with another man and left the house.

Eagle Point Police pulled over the SUV just blocks away, in the parking lot of Church on the Hill on Stevens Road. Deputies from the Sheriff's Office arrived soon after.

Sickler said that during the course of the stop, Amstutz-Dunn drew a handgun and shot one of the responding deputies in the chest. The shot hit the deputy's body armor, limiting his injuries.

Officers returned fire, striking both Amstutz-Dunn and the other man. Both men were taken to the hospital, where Amstutz-Dunn was pronounced dead. The other man, still unidentified, is being treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The deputy struck by Amstutz-Dunn's shot was treated at the hospital and released. Sickler said that he is "doing well."

Amstutz-Dunn was wanted on an active federal warrant for a probation violation stemming from an original weapons charge, Sickler said. He was also a person-of-interest in a recent shooting investigation in Keizer, Oregon.

The case has been handed over to the Major Assault Death Investigation Unit (MADIU), with Oregon State Police as the lead agency. More details on the shooting are not being released until after a grand jury assesses the evidence, Sickler said.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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