Man killed in officer-involved shooting at Corvallis Days Inn

Crime

Suspect reportedly tried to enter rooms at Corvallis Hotel

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man with a knife was killed near a Days Inn Hotel in Corvallis in an officer-involved shooting early Saturday, according to the Corvallis Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to the Days Inn Hotel on Northwest 9th Street in Corvallis around 4 a.m. after staff reported a man was aggressively trying to get into multiple rooms inside the building. When responding officers confronted the suspect, he revealed he was armed with a knife.

Bodycam footage shows the man, 32-year-old Jeffrey Appelt, holding a knife. Appelt is seen charging at an officer and threatening him. The officer shoots Appelt with a taser, but Appelt walks away.

When a second officer confronts him, Appelt also threatens him with a knife, bodycam footage shows.

A third officer arrives on the scene and when Appelt threatens him with a knife, the officer shoots Appelt, killing him, bodycam footage shows.

CPD did not provide any further details about the incident, stating only:

“Shortly thereafter, officers from the Corvallis Police Department were involved in an officer-involved shooting. Emergency medical aid was rendered to the suspect, but the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Officials said the investigation will be conducted by the Albany Police Department and the Benton County District Attorney’s Office.

The officers involved in the deadly shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

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