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OSP: Trooper shot by man on Hwy. 97 in Klamath County recovering

OSP Trooper Kameron Gordon
Oregon State Police Trooper Kameron Gordon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police trooper who was shot and injured Friday in an incident in southern Oregon is recovering, authorities said.

OSP said on Facebook that trooper Kameron Gordon is “doing well.”

Gordon was injured in an incident that began with a report of an intoxicated man trying to take his children in Klamath Falls, police said.

Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home, but the man had reportedly left with a child and a weapon, The Herald and News reported. The man’s vehicle was observed by a trooper a short time later and a pursuit began, police said.

The chase ended when deputies deployed a spike strip on Highway 97, the vehicle was brought to a stop and the driver fired multiple times at the officers, according to police.

Law enforcement returned fire, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name hasn’t been released. The child wasn’t hurt, police said.

The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

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