Dallas Police Officer injured, suspect dead after shooting

* Updated Saturday with new information.

DALLAS – Jeremiah N. Anderson was shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in the Dallas Walmart parking lot on Friday evening, according to Oregon State Police.

A preliminary investigation by the OSP and its partners revealed that at 5:26 p.m., three Dallas police officers responded to a complaint of an adult male who appeared intoxicated in the parking lot at Walmart.

Officers attempted to take the male, identified as Anderson, 36, of Dallas, into custody for driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to the report from OSP, Anderson resisted arrest and fired as many as two rounds, striking Sgt. Rob Hatchell in the leg. Hatchell and officer Mike Fleming returned fire, striking Anderson, reports state. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Aaron Mollahan was also present and was not injured.

Investigators located Anderson's firearm at the scene.

Hatchell was released from the hospital shortly after receiving treatment for his injuries.

All three officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

OSP is leading the investigation at the request of Dallas Police Chief Tom Simpson and Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton. OSP is being assisted by Grand Ronde Tribal Police, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Monmouth Police Department, Independence Police Department, Salem Police Department, and Dallas Fire & EMS.

More information will be provided as available..


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