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Boardman man shot in freeway encounter with deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say shots were fired and a man was wounded when a sheriff's deputy in Eastern Oregon stopped to help a disabled vehicle on Interstate 84.

Oregon State Police say the incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday near the Boardman exit. The agency says the Morrow County deputy who stopped to help the westbound vehicle was met by a 26-year-old man with a firearm. Police identified the man Friday night as Efren Hurtado Jr. of Boardman.

Shots were fired, and Hurtado Jr. was taken to a hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. Police say his injuries as of Friday night were not considered life-threatening and that he was in stable condition.

The deputy, who has not yet been identified publicly, was not hurt.

The OSP and Morrow County District Attorney's Office are leading the investigation.


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