OREGON CITY, Ore. – A suspect is dead after an Oregon City police officer was shot while responding to a house fire in Oregon City Sunday, according to deputies.
Police and deputies swarmed to 841 Linn Avenue in Oregon City after first reports the officer was hit by gunfire, said Sgt. Robert Wurps with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Raw scene video: Officer shot in Oregon City
The officer was loaded into a Life Flight helicopter and flown to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. The officer's condition was not known.
Dozens of police moved in on the home and the threat to the public ended after the situation was "contained," before 3 p.m., Wurpes said.
Firefighters were originally called to the fire around 1 p.m. but were told there was a man with a gun and could not fight the fire, according to Brandon Paxton with the Clackamas Fire District.
@OCPolice responded to report of house fire. Shots fired upon arrival, officer struck. Situation ongoing. Avoid Linn and Holmes area in OC— Clackamas Sheriff (@ClackCoSheriff) November 3, 2013