Officer-involved shooting in Corvallis leaves Philomath man dead

An officer-involved shooting at a Corvallis motel Saturday left a 32-year-old Philomath man dead, according to a press release issued by the Corvallis Police Department.

Law enforcement responded at 3:39 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man trespassing at the Days Inn Hotel, located at 1113 NW Ninth St., in Corvallis. A hotel employee told dispatchers that the man was acting in an aggressive manner and trying to get into guest rooms, the press release stated.

When police confronted the man, they reported that he was armed with a knife and called for emergency cover. A short time later, the situation led to the Corvallis officers shooting the suspect.

According to the release, emergency medical aid was rendered to the man, but he died at the scene. The suspect was not immediately identified and the investigation is ongoing.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, an action taken based on state law, use-of-force protocol, department policy and best practices guidelines. The leave is not a disciplinary action, CPD pointed out, but to relieve the officers from further field duties while undergoing the emotional stress of having been involved in a critical action and to conduct an objective investigation.

The Albany Police Department and Benton County Major Crimes Team are leading the investigation.

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