Oregon City officer, suspect injured after pursuit, shooting
An officer-involved shooting left an Oregon City police officer and a suspect injured Saturday, May 8.
Police say that the driver of the vehicle, Gerald Leroy Barnes II, discharged a firearm multiple times at law enforcement officers, which led deputies to return fire. Barnes was struck once in the shoulder and deputies were able to take him into custody.
Citing the ongoing investigation led by the Milwaukie, Oregon City and Canby police departments, the Clackamas County Major Crimes team is not releasing the name of the officer who shot Barnes.
Barnes' injuries were determined not to be serious, and he was released from the hospital shortly after he was admitted. Barnes was subsequently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on the charges of attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon and attempt to elude.
An unnamed Oregon City police officer sustained a "serious but non-life-threatening injury" as part incident, police said. That officer underwent surgery and was released from the hospital the following morning. When Barnes drove over the spikes, part of the material hit the officer in the eye, said Oregon City Police Capt. Shaun Davis.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the incident began when police pursued a vehicle around 6:46 p.m. on May 8. Their pursuit ended at the I-205 north onramp from Highway 213 after Oregon City officers assisted by deploying spike strips to stop the fleeing vehicle.
Parts of Highway 213 were closed during the investigation.
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