Yamhill deputies fatally shoot man who invaded bedroom
Yamhill County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who "appeared to be high on drugs or intoxicated" after he apparently invaded a stranger's bedroom.
The man was identified as Kelly Kenneth Sutton, a 27-year-old Amity resident.
Yamhill Communication Agency reported that they received a 9-1-1 call around 5:24 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, about an unknown male in a person's home in Amity. The caller told police that the man left the home "after a few moments."
Police located an adult male with a matching description three blocks away about seven minutes later on Rice Lane near North Jellison Avenue, according to a news release.
Police say they opened fire on the man and shortly thereafter radioed the McMinnville Police Department for assistance.
Officers and first responders checked for signs of life and attempted to care for Sutton but say he died at the scene. A LifeFlight helicopter was placed on standby.
The deputies involved in the shooting have been identified as Sgt. Sam Elliott — a 17-year veteran of the force — and Deputy Stephanie Sulak, who has been employed with the Sheriff's Office for 15 months.
"Both have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol," a news release reports.
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department is leading the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting.
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