Sheriff: Oregon officer shot responding to fire

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Associated Press

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 8:33 PM

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Oregon City, south of Portland, is dead.

The officer was shot responding to a house fire Sunday afternoon and flown to a hospital. There was no immediate word about the officer's condition.

Clackamas County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Kraus told The Oregonian newspaper (http://is.gd/mV7jgk ) that the suspect was dead. No details were immediately disclosed about how the suspect died.

The sheriff's office wrote on its Twitter feed that the situation had "stabilized" and that an investigation was beginning. It asked people to stay out of the area.

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