Officer Shot in the Face During Routine Traffic Stop


Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County Deputy was injured by gunfire this afternoon, leading to a high speed chase and intense manhunt for the alleged gunman.

The shooting occurred in front of a residence on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls. There’s no word yet as to what led to the shooting. District Attorney Rob Patridge said the officer was shot once in the face, and once in the side. According to Sheriff Frank Skrah, his deputy was shot during a routine traffic stop, but still managed to contact dispatch for help. Skrah says the deputy is in stable condition at Sky Lakes. Several law enforcement agencies are looking for the suspect, described as a white male in his late 20s, with a buzz cut, wearing shorts and a green t-shirt. He’s believed to be driving a black 1989 Jeep 4-door wagon with Oregon plates ZFQ 270. Police in Jackson and Lakeview counties are being asked to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle. Officials say if you see the vehicle– do not approach it. Contact 911 or the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.