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Preliminary Information: Oregon State Police-Involved Shooting Investigation - Off Highway 20 southeast of Sisters

August 30, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

UPDATE (September 4, 2013): Deschutes County District Attorney released to media the name of the deceased person as WILLIAM EDWARD HALL, age 34, from Texas. No other update information released pending ongoing investigation and subsequent review by District Attorney Patrick Flaherty.


A multi-agency investigation is beginning into an Oregon State Police-involved shooting of a subject following a attempt to elude along Highway 20 near Sisters in Deschutes County. The person in the vehicle is deceased at the scene but it is too early to confirm if the death was the result of shots fire by officers present.

Preliminary information indicates on August 30, 2013 at approximately 11:50 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) stopped a vehicle eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 85 following a driving complaint. During the contact, the male driver pointed a firearm at the trooper and then fled eastbound in the vehicle with troopers in pursuit.

Spike strips were deployed near Sisters and the vehicle turned off Highway 20 onto Harrington Loop Road. After the vehicle came to a stop, shots were reported fired and the male driver was found deceased inside the vehicle. No officers were injured.

The area of the shooting incident is closed. A multi-investigation team is enroute to investigate.

No other information to be released at this time until authorized by the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office and investigators.


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