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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014, 5:35 a.m.

Media and Interested Parties

UPDATED: Clackamas County SWAT Team involved in shooting

 

UPDATE (July 15, 2014): Involved deputies' names released; statement from Clackamas Women's Services

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now name the deputies involved in the July 7, 2014 shooting incident in the 30000 block of S. Hwy 213, an unincorporated area of the county outside of Molalla.

Clackamas County deputies responded to the address on a report of domestic violence.  The victim reported being threatened with a firearm and physically assaulted. Deputies interviewed the victim and determined that several domestic-violence crimes had occurred, including a felony assault.  The suspect refused to exit his home or cooperate with deputies.

The SWAT team responded to the scene to assist in arresting the suspect.   Just before 2 a.m. on July 7, the suspect initiated contact with SWAT team members located outside the home and was shot multiple times.  The suspect was armed with multiple firearms.

Medical personnel with the SWAT team immediately rendered care to the suspect, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The involved deputies are:

Deputy Nicholas Adler
With Sheriff's Office 4 years
On SWAT team for 2 years

Sergeant Anthony Kollias
With Sheriff's Office 14 years
On SWAT team for 13 years

Detective Jeff Miller
With Sheriff's Office 15 years
On SWAT team for 9 years

Per standard policy in these incidents, these deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave while the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team investigates.

Clackamas Women's Services has also released a statement in the wake of the incident, which can be read here.
 

EARLIER: JULY 7, 2014, 5:07 a.m.

 

At 10:08 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in the 30000 block of S. Hwy 213, an unincorporated area of the county outside of Molalla, OR.

The reporting party indicated the disturbance had been physical, and included the threatened use of several firearms.

The victim was able to flee the scene with the couple's children and meet with deputies.

Deputies interviewed the victim and determined that several domestic-violence crimes had allegedly occurred, including a felony assault.

Deputies negotiated with the male suspect for hours, trying to get him to surrender.

The Clackamas County SWAT team was activated to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.

SWAT members made contact with the subject just before 2 a.m., and shots were fired moments after they arrived.

Medical personnel with the SWAT Team immediately rendered care to the suspect, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The scene was made safe, and there is no further danger to the community.

Additional details are not available at this time, as this is an ongoing criminal investigation.

Hwy. 213 remains closed at this time (Monday, July 7, 2014, 5:35 a.m.) from S. Vick Rd. north to S. Barnards Rd. (UPDATE: Hwy. 213 was re-opened to the public around 8:20 a.m.)

The deceased has been identified as Shane Griffin, 36 years old, of Molalla.

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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