Officer involved shooting in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls,Ore.- An officer involved shooting in Klamath Falls leaves a suspect dead.

Yesterday, Klamath Falls Police Department tells NBC5 news that detectives were investigating an attempted murder incident at a Klamath Falls residence.

During the investigation, officers established probable cause to arrest the suspect in the attempted murder for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the first degree, Menacing, Assault in the fourth degree, and Reckless Endangering. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.

Then, officers made contact with the suspect at the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue. Residents there say that they heard eight gunshots late Friday night.

One man who lives along Darrow Avenue, that asked to remain unnamed, tells NBC5 News that he woke up to the cleanup of the shooting and his block was packed.

“If you look you’ll see the areas with foam, that’s where it happened,” he says while gesturing to Darrow Avenue behind his porch.

And Jennifer Bailey, who works at the East Main Market, was stuck in her store because of the shooting.

“I said should I be worried and he said no, and that they had an armed and dangerous man and I should probably go inside and lock the store,” Bailey explains of her interaction with Klamath Falls Police.

Neighbors living near the shooting along Darrow Avenue say that the area has it’s share of drug and theft problems but they’d never seen something like this.

The officer who shot the suspect is on leave following the completion of the investigation by Oregon State Police into the shooting.

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