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Update: Investigation into Oregon State Police Trooper-Involved Shooting in Clackamas
05/31/2010
Sergeant Dan Swift
Oregon State Police - Portland
(503) 731-3020 ext. 267

The investigation into Sunday afternoon's Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper-involved shooting is continuing by the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team. The shooting occurred in the 14000 block of SE 82nd Drive south of SE Lawnfield Road during a contact with a suspected driver in possession of a knife who ran from a vehicle reported being driven recklessly eastbound on Highway 224 from the Milwaukie area.
 
Trooper JUSTIN LANE, age 28, is the involved Oregon State Police trooper. LANE has been with OSP for 3 1/2 years and is assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Portland Area Command office. The man shot is identified as SCOTT LEE CAMPBELL, age 37, who is known to have resided in the Clackamas area and most recently was staying with a relative in Milwaukie.
 
CAMPBELL is being treated at Oregon Health Sciences University and is in serious condition after being shot twice by Trooper LANE. Family members told investigators that CAMPBELL was despondent over a recent family death and had been drinking during the day of the incident.
 
Trooper LANE was not injured and is on modified duty status (similar to paid administrative leave) pending the investigation.
 
On May 30, 2010 at approximately 5:45 p.m. a report was forwarded to OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of a reckless driver involved in a property damage hit-and-run collision in the area of SE 35th Avenue and SE Edison Avenue. A witness who was not aware of the hit-and-run incident was following the vehicle, a gray Ford Courier pickup with a metal rear bed rack, reporting it as being driven erratically at high rates of speed eastbound on Highway 224. The pickup turned onto the southbound on ramp from Highway 224 toward southbound Interstate 205 when it pulled onto the right shoulder before getting onto SE 82nd Avenue. A white male adult was seen fleeing on foot east toward Interstate 205.
 
An OSP trooper pulled up to the abandoned pickup's location and reported seeing the driver after he crossed Interstate 205 and was running east toward SE 82nd Drive and SE Lawnfield Road. The Oregon license plates displayed on the pickup did not belong to it.
 
Trooper LANE was driving on SE 82nd Drive when he saw a man who matched the driver's description walking on the east side of the road. The trooper attempted contact with the man who then displayed a knife. During the early seconds of contact, the man, later identified as CAMPBELL, was compliant with the trooper's orders. While holding the man at gunpoint awaiting backup, the man became non-compliant with the trooper's orders. Trooper LANE fired more than one shot from his Glock 40 caliber handgun, striking CAMPBELL twice and injuring him.
 
CAMPBELL was transported by AMR ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University where he is currently being treated.
 
Investigators are seeking anyone who witnessed the Ford Courier pickup driving on Sunday or saw a man running across Interstate 205 near the 82nd Drive overpass. Anyone with information regarding these events or who witnessed the trooper-involved shooting is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.
 
The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team is represented in this investigation by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Milwaukie Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, Canby Police Department, Lake Oswego Police Department, West Linn Police Department and Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.
 
OSP Forensic Services Division and Clackamas County CRAFT reconstruction team are assisting.
 
No more information anticipated to be released pending the ongoing investigation.