Officer hurt in shootout with wanted man in Milwaukie, Ore.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A police officer was injured in a shootout with a wanted man in Milwaukie on Saturday night, police officials said.
The officer was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple leg injuries; he is now recovering at home with family members.
The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Douglas Teter, was arrested and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on first-degree assault, attempted aggravated murder, and six outstanding warrants.
The incident started at 11:20 p.m. Saturday when a Milwaukie Police officer tried to contact someone near Southeast 42nd Avenue and Monroe Street.
“The subject matched the description of a male involved in a previous call, where the threat of a gun was reported,” Milwaukie Police Department spokesperson Brad Walther said.
Police said the officer tried to use a stun gun on Teter about a block north on 42nd Avenue between Harrison and Jackson Streets, but it wasn’t effective. Moments later, Walther says, the officer and the suspect exchanged gunfire.
The officer was shot, and the suspect ran off north and hid under a pickup with a camper on Southeast Llewellyn Street.
Officers found the suspect, used a stun gun on him, and took him into custody.
The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team is taking the lead on the investigation.
Authorities say that Teter's outstanding warrants were for DUII, disorderly conduct, and two counts each of second-degree criminal mischief, and interfering with a peace officer.
SE 42nd Avenue was closed from Monroe to Llewellyn Street, and the 4100 block of Harrison and Llewellyn were blocked off for an investigation.
“This area is probably going to be closed off for an undetermined time at this point,” said Walther. “It's an ongoing investigation, it's not going to be a quick, easy one.”