Deputies Released from Hospital and Recovering
On July 3rd, 2023, the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office filed formal charges against two defendants following the events of June 30th, 2023. The defendants were arraigned this afternoon at 2pm via video at the Clackamas County Courthouse.
Tyler James Scott, a 32-year-old, white male, from Portland has been charged with:
- Two counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder of a Police Officer
- Two counts of Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Burglary in the 2nd Degree
- Theft in the 1st Degree
Scott’s bail is currently set at $1,000,000.
Joseph Ray Shaffer, a 46-year-old, white male, from Portland has been charged with:
Burglary in the 2nd Degree
Theft in the 1st Degree
Shaffer’s bail is currently set at $40,000.
The deputies who were shot investigating the original burglary call have been discharged from a local hospital and are both recovering from their injuries.
- Deputy Dan Blair, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, employed since 2015.
- Deputy Jeremy McKenna, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, employed since 2022.
A grand jury will hear evidence in this case as well as the use of force by deputies next week.
This marks the 4th incident this year where deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office have been fired on by suspects.
The district attorney’s office remains committed to holding violent offenders accountable including those who attack law enforcement. We recognize the sacrifices law enforcement officers make each and everyday in Clackamas County and across the State of Oregon. We are dedicated to doing everything in our power as an agency to keep law enforcement safe as we work together for a safer Clackamas County.
Chief Deputy District Attorney