Milwaukie officer recovering after being shot by wanted man
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A Milwaukie Police officer who was hurt in a shootout with a wanted man on Saturday night is now recovering at home.
The officer was identified Monday as Ofc. Daniel Duke. He was shot in the leg during Saturday’s incident.
The man accused of shooting him, Douglas Joseph Teter, remains in the Clackamas County Jail with bail set at $510,000.
Police officials say that Ofc. Duke approached Teter after getting reports that someone matching his description was making threats with a firearm in the area.
The officer tried to use a stun gun on Teter, but it didn’t work. A shootout ensued, with Ofc. Duke suffering a leg wound.
Teter ran off; officers found him hiding under a vehicle, used a stun gun on him, and took him into custody.
Officials say Duke worked with the Rathdrum Police Department in Idaho for seven years before moving to Milwaukie PD nearly 11 months ago.
Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba joined KATU News for this week’s edition of Your Voice, Your Vote. He called Daniel Duke one of the city's "great cops."
“His chief was actually retiring today, or the little celebration we had for him was today, and he showed up on crutches to see his chief off. And he was smiling, you know, he was in a great mood,” said Mayor Gamba.
Teter is facing several charges, including attempted aggravated murder and first-degree assault. He was also booked on six outstanding warrants for DUII, disorderly conduct, and two counts each of second-degree criminal mischief, and interfering with a peace officer.