Oregon Police officers late Saturday shot and wounded a man in his vehicle at an apartment complex parking lot, Oregon Chief Mike Navarre said.
The shooting took place at about 9:50pm at an apartment complex parking lot in the 3100 block of Navarre Avenue.
“Based on what I know now, there appears to have been an attempt to run over the officers in the parking lot,” Chief Navarre said.
After the man was shot, his vehicle hit a tree.
The man was taken to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center. He was shot at least twice, with wounds to the neck and a shoulder, reports said.
Police have not provided an update on the man’s condition, but his parents who identified him as 30-year-old Victor Dale, Jr., said he remained in serious but stable condition.
The shooting occurred with three Oregon officers on scene and others en route, dispatched on a report that an unwanted person was trying to get into an apartment.
“That turned out to be a false call,” Chief Navarre said.
But as the officers arrived, they heard the screams of a woman nearby. A few minutes later, they were dispatched to an adjacent apartment complex, because a man and woman were tussling in the parking lot, the chief said.
When the officers got to that parking lot, they found the man in the car. He allegedly struck one officer with his car. That officer was treated at Mercy Health St. Charles Medical Center.
The two officers who fired their weapons will be placed on administrative leave pending an internal review.