A suspect has been hospitalized after engaging deputies with a firearm early Thursday morning in Cottage Grove.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a dispute at the 78600 block of Cedar Park Rd. just before midnight. According to a press release from the agency, deputies attempted to locate the suspect and were unsuccessful. Shortly before 1 a.m., a special response team was called in for assistance.
“Deputies searched the area and used a loud speaker to call into the building on the property where it was believed that the suspect was located,” the release stated.
The suspect eventually exited the building at approximately 3:45 a.m. and engaged deputies with a firearm. Two deputies returned fire and struck the suspect. He was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
“The use of deadly force by law a law enforcement officer in Lane County is investigated by the Lane County Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team,” the agency said.
The deputies have reported on injuries. The identities of the suspect and both deputies have not been released.