December 6, 2012
Daniel Primus, District Attorney
Umatilla County District Attorney's Office
On December 6, 2012 at 4:00 a.m., the Pendleton Police Department SWAT team, in conjunction with the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team, executed a search warrant on a residence located at 411 Northwest 8th Street. As the warrant was being executed, an officer with the Pendleton Police Department was confronted by one of the occupants of the home who was brandishing a weapon. The officer responded by discharging his firearm. Once the threat posed by the occupant was thus minimized, officers on scene provided medical assistance to the individual who was first taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's Hospital in Pendleton and then flown to Kadlec Hospital. The individual is currently in stable condition.
The Umatilla/Morrow Major Crimes Team is investigating the shooting. The Oregon State Police, in cooperation with the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office, is leading the investigation. The Umatilla/Morrow Major Crimes Team is an inter-agency team of investigators from law enforcement agencies in the two counties.
Per Pendleton Police Departmental policy and Umatilla County Deadly Physical Force protocols, the involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.
Any further inquiry into the facts/circumstances of the described incident shall be referred to the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office. The Pendleton Police Department will not be releasing any additional information.