News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Feb. 15-16, 2015
UPDATE: Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:52 a.m.
The subject who died in the Feb. 15 officer-involved shooting is identified as Bruce Lee Steward, 34, of Colton.
Investigators learned the original 911 call -- with a male saying someone had been stabbed and the stabbing suspect was armed with a gun -- came from Bruce Lee Steward's cell phone. The male caller also gave the physical address of the residence involved in the incident before hanging up.
No other details can be released at this time.
EARLIER: Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4:24 p.m.
At 10:31 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, a male called 911 from a residence in the 29000 block of S. Wall St. in Colton. The male caller told dispatchers that someone had been stabbed at the residence and the suspect was armed with a gun and then hung up the phone.
Deputies responded to the residence. They were reportedly confronted by a male holding a hatchet.
The male continued to advance towards the deputies as they gave commands to drop the hatchet. Deputies then fired their weapons, hitting the male who died at the scene.
Deputies did not find any victim of a stabbing at the residence, as had originally been reported to 911.
The Clackamas County Inter-agency Major Crimes Team, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives are currently at the scene investigating.
The deputies involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave -- which is standard practice following an officer-involved shooting.
The names of the involved deputies are not being released at this time.
The identity of the male who died is not being released at this time.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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