Suspect held after Klamath County shooting

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) A suspect sought in the shooting of a man who had stabbed a third man in a late night fight surrendered Friday after SWAT teams surrounded his house in the small, Klamath County community of Sprague River.

Authorities said the gunman, who had been released from the armed forces six months ago, shot a sheriff's deputy's patrol car and his mother's car before surrendering.

Based on interviews with neighbors and investigators, The Herald and News reported that people heard arguing late Thursday on a street where a man was stabbed, and a short time later, a man living nearby fired seven shots from a rifle at the stabber. That man died, and his name was not immediately released.

A woman loaded the stabbing victim in a car and sped off, but was stopped by sheriff's deputies rushing to the shooting scene. Deputies found two guns in the car.

A rescue helicopter took the stabbing victim to a hospital in Klamath Falls. His name was not immediately released.

A deputy came across the gunman, who opened fire, hitting the deputy's cruiser. Unhurt, the deputy drove away, and the suspect saw another white car, and opened fire.

The gunman went into the home, where he surrendered several hours later after SWAT teams from state police and Jackson County surrounded the house and a negotiator talked to him on the phone.

The man's name was not immediately released by authorities.


Information from: Herald and News,

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