Man in hospital after 3rd officer-involved shooting in Fairview in two years

FAIRVIEW, Ore. - A man was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Fairview on Tuesday morning, police said.

The officer was not hurt in the incident at 22719 N.E. Halsey.

It was the third officer-involved shooting in two years in Fairview.

Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said the incident started with a call around 3 a.m.

"It was a welfare check about an individual talking to themselves, acting strangely," he said. "We're not sure what transpired at this point. What we do know is that the Fairview officer was forced to use deadly force by firing their weapon."

Johnson said the person who was shot was in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

The East County major crimes team is investigating.

Just last month, a Fairview officer fired at a man named Richard Rummery after he said Rummery tried to hit the officer with his car.

Last year, officer Mike Morton shot and killed 37-year-old Larry McKinney after he said McKinney tried to attack him with a knife.

Johnson said Fairview has a force of 15, including himself.

"Our city is having a difficult time keeping up with the influx of problems in our town," Johnson said Tuesday.