CCSO: Oregon City man arrested after shooting roommate
An Oregon City man has been arrested after police say he shot his roommate.
Oregon City police and Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Mt. View Apartments, 1840 Molalla Ave., after 30-year-old Ethan Fager called 911 and told dispatch he had been shot by his roommate around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24.
Daniel Craig Wiese, 31, is now being held without bail at the county jail on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
Police say they arrived and determined that Fager was inside a bedroom. Officers smashed a bedroom window and entered the apartment "not knowing were the gunman was," according to a news release.
Deputies and local police evacuated the wounded man through the window. Fager was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of "life-threatening injuries," where he remained in critical condition on Tuesday.
A SWAT team and crisis negotiators also responded to the scene, and soon deployed gas in order to encourage Wiese to surrender, police say. One officer fired a bullet, but missed.
"Wiese ultimately exited the rear of his apartment but was not cooperating," officers said. "Less lethal weapons were deployed."
Wiese was eventually taken into custody, but was evaluated at a local hospital before being taken to jail.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will investigate the officer who fired a bullet, while Oregon City police and CCSO will investigate the shooting of the roommate.
Investigators are seeking copies of video or still photos from any bystanders in the area who captured part of the SWAT call-out and what led up to it. Investigators intend to use the footage to fill in any gaps of the event and create a timeline.
If you have photos or video of this incident call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949 or use the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp
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