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Suspect Arrested After Shooting At Police In Molalla

MOLALLA, Ore. — Police say a suspect opened fire on officers in Molalla on Monday morning.  One officer fired their weapon, but nobody was wounded.

Businesses including a nearby shopping center, a construction area and two schools were put on lockdown because of an active shooter on Main Street, which is Highway 211, near Leroy Avenue.  Molalla River Middle School and Molalla Elementary School were in lockdown for about 90 minutes.

In a press conference, Police Chief Frank Schoenfeld said officers were responding to a medical call at a house on Main Street.  When officers arrived, a man put on body armor and shot at them from a window of the house.  Bullets hit a patrol car and two other vehicles.

Police convinced the suspect to turn himself in.  He has not been identified.

Oregon State Police are leading the investigation.


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