THE DALLES, Ore. – A suspect is dead after an Oregon State Police trooper was wounded Thursday afternoon east of The Dalles during a traffic stop along Interstate 84.
Just before 1:30 p.m., the officer was wounded in a “trooper-involved” shooting, said Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
Interstate 84 was closed at Biggs Junction between mileposts 105 and 109. The Oregon Department of Transportation estimated the stretch of roadway would be closed for 5-6 hours.
Traffic was backed up for miles West of Biggs Junction.
Drivers heading west in I-84 should exit at Rufus and use Highway 30. Drivers heading east should exit at The Dalles Bridge and use Washington Highway 14.