Grants Pass, Ore.- The man killed in an officer involved shooting in Grants Pass Thursday has been identified as 46-year-old Shawn Pappe of Gold Hill.
Oregon State Police detectives are continuing to lead the Josephine County Major Crime Team investigation into the officer involved shooting.
Officers arrived shortly thereafter and observed a male subject, who was later identified as Pappe, sitting in the vehicle with a large knife. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers began negotiating with Pappe and called for medics. According to OSP, after approximately twenty minutes of negotiation, Pappe left the SUV and confronted the nearby officers with the knife. The officers deployed less lethal force options including a Taser and bean bag rounds. Investigators say Pappe continued to advance toward the nearby officers resulting in officers firing shots at him. Immediately after the shooting, Pappe received medical attention by the staged medics but was pronounced dead at the scene.
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