Police: Officer shoots, kills man firing rifle from his porch in The Dalles

Images courtesy a neighbor in the area

THE DALLES, Ore. – Police shot and killed a 77-year-old man who was allegedly firing a rifle at his neighbor's home in The Dalles on Saturday night, a department spokesperson said.

Officers were called out just before 10 p.m. on reports of gunfire in the 1900 block of East 10th Street. They arrived to find a man, later identified as James Young, 77, firing rounds from a rifle from his porch.

At some point, and officer shot Young. Other first-responders started first aid, however, Young died of his injuries.

The involved officer was put on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Police are asking anyone living in the area who finds something suspicious or may have damaged property from the shooting to call them at (541) 296-2613.

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