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Woman Burglary Suspect Dies After Pulling Gun On Officers
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office
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On December 28,2020, at about 1:40pm, deputies and officers from several Clatsop County law enforcement agencies responded to a burglary in progress of an occupied dwelling in the 33000 block of Oregon Ln. in the Sunset Beach area. A 911 caller reported an unknown female walked into his unlocked residence and then barricaded herself in one of the rooms of the residence. The room occupied by the suspect contained several firearms. Deputies on scene attempted to negotiate and deescalate the situation. These efforts were not successful. Deputies reported the suspect fired at least one round inside the residence, then exited the back of the residence to the roof. The suspect then brandished a firearm in the direction of officers before an officer on scene responded with deadly force. The suspect died at the scene.

Per the Clatsop County Deadly Force Investigation Protocol, the Clatsop County Major Crime Team was activated. The Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead investigative agency. The investigation of this incident is ongoing, and no further information is available for release at this time. The identity of the deceased will not be released until positive identification is made.