Sheriff's Office seeks tips following confrontation involving two vehicles, gunfire in Oak Grove; subjects at large


CCSO Case # 20-027076 -- investigation scene
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Please reference CCSO Case # 20-027076


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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for tips following an early-morning confrontation and shooting involving two vehicles in Oak Grove. One vehicle and a firearm were recovered; the involved subjects are still at large.

Just after 4 a.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to several 911 calls reporting gunfire in the area of SE Oatfield Road and SE Concord Road in Oak Grove.

Residents in the area reported hearing gunfire, the sound of two vehicles, what sounded like a crash, and a lot of yelling.

When deputies arrived, one of the two involved vehicles had already left the area; deputies could not locate it. The vehicle that fled the scene was described as a dark-colored or black truck with a canopy, or possibly an SUV.

However, deputies found the second involved vehicle -- a black Jeep Compass  -- on SE Concord Road, just east of the intersection.

The black Jeep had suffered substantial damage to its front right wheel from striking a curb. Deputies also discovered bullet casings in the intersection and near the Jeep, and a gun was found inside the Jeep.

Sheriff's Office K9 Valli searched the area for evidence and for any involved parties hiding in the area. No victims or subjects were located.

Deputies blocked off the intersection to preserve evidence and protect emergency workers as they responded to the scene. Sheriff's Office detectives and a Crime Scene Technician (CSI) responded to document the scene, collect evidence and interview witnesses.

The investigation revealed a house and an uninvolved vehicle had both been struck by gunfire.

The intersection was re-opened at about 6:30 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, Dec. 22).

TIPS SOUGHT: Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help to identify one of the vehicles and all subjects involved in this violent exchange -- including those associated with the recovered Jeep and firearm.

Anyone with information on the dark-colored truck or SUV that fled the scene and any involved subjects is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-027076.

Photos from the investigation scene are attached. B-roll video is here.


Sgt. Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit