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Milwaukie police officer shot; suspect arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Milwakie police officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury in a shooting near the Milwaukie Safeway late Saturday and a suspect was arrested on attempted murder and other charges, officers said.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the shooting occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police spokesman Brad Walther says the officer tried to stop a man who was walking. The man matched the description of an armed man reported in an earlier call.

The officer tried to stop the man and deployed a stun gun. Moments later, the officer and the man exchanged shots two blocks away.

Other officers found the shooting suspect, Douglas Joseph Teeter, 30, nearby hiding under a truck and trailer. They used a stun gun to take him into custody.

Police said Teeter was arrested on charges of attempted aggravated murder and first-degree assault. He had six outstanding warrants for charges including DUII, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and intefering with a peace officer.

Police said the wounded officer was released from the hospital Sunday morning after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his leg. His name is not being released due to the ongoing investigation.

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team is leading an investigation into the shooting.


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