PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — What began as a traffic stop in Polk County ended up with a deputy shot, one suspect dead, another hurt and a third arrested.
The incident unfolded around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Highway 22 near Milepost 23, just west of Salem, the Oregon State Police said, when an officer with Independence police tried to stop a driver. But the driver took off and only ended when police used spike strips to disable the car.
The suspect ran, authorities said, and “law enforcement officers” rushed to the scene and spotted the suspect as he tried to get away in another vehicle. The suspect opened fire and wounded a Polk County deputy, OSP said.
Other officers fired their weapons, killing one suspect and wounding another. “The original suspect has been arrested,” OSP said in a release.
An earlier release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy suffered “non-life threatening injuries.”
Highway 22 was closed for hours in that area as investigators combed the scene.
On Tuesday, Oregon State Police identified the deputy as Mike Smith. Isaac Ivan Ocegueda, 18, was identified as the suspect who was shot and killed. Jose Manuel Coral Zavala, 20, and an unidentified 17-year-old were also in the car, OSP said.
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