Clackamas County deputies involved in shooting; one person killed

David Engebretson was shot and killed during a deputy-involved shooting outside a church in Oak Grove.

Two Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies exchanged gunfire with a man in Oak Grove early Saturday morning.

Officials say a deputy found an occupied vehicle parked along a short roadway that leads to Oak Grove Methodist Church, at 14700 SE Rupert Dr., at 3:10 a.m. The deputy contacted the occupant, 50-year-old David John Engebretson, of Milwaukie, and learned the was a warrant for his arrest.

When the deputy asked Engebretson to exit the vehicle, he refused, the sheriff's office said. The deputy called for a cover unit.

Soon, a second deputy arrived and one of the deputies radioed in to say shots were fired.

Neighbors tell KATU News they heard several gunshots, then a pause, then two or three more.

"It was the gunshots that woke me up, and it so was close too. It was just outside my window, or what it sounded like it," said Dianna Adee, who lives nearby.

Engebretson died from a gunshot wound. The deputies were not injured.

Another neighbors, Dianna Reilly, said deputies busted through a fence in her backyard and climbed on top of her dog house to get a better vantage point.

"There were three of them, and they were pointing their gun at the car in the street," Reilly said.

According to court records, Engebretson had two active warrants. One was related to an identity theft arrest in the fall, the other is from an arrest over the summer for unlawful use of a weapon.

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team responded to the scene to gather evidence and investigate. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and Engebretson's family has been notified.

Both deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while detectives investigate the incident.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off