Hunt for suspects prompts lockdown in rural Douglas County town

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Douglas County.

The Roseburg Police Department said on December 28 at about 6:30 p.m., Roseburg officers were called in to help with an officer-involved shooting investigation in Drain. According to police, an initial investigation revealed a male suspect was shot and fled the area with a female associate.

Drain residents were told by Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office to secure their homes and shut their blinds while the search for the suspects was ongoing. One Drain resident told NBC5 News that he heard gunshots outside of his home. But his family are gun-owners and weren’t afraid of the intruders. Many of the residents said they followed the pursuit by listening to police scanner traffic. While not always accurate, they told us it was what they had. Later, residents were told there was no longer any threat to the public.

Roseburg Police said after both suspects were found, the male was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

Police released no further information about the case.

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