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Oregon City police officer shot, suspect dead

by: KOIN NEWS 6 - Officer shot while responding to this fire Sunday.An Oregon City police officer was shot when police responded to a house fire in Oregon City Sunday afternoon.

The officer was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel hospital in Portland. The name and condition of the officer was not immediately available.

The suspect was reported dead by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The calls on the fire came in around 1 p.m. Sunday about a structure near Holmes Lane and McCarver Avenue in Oregon City.

Law enforcement arrived at the scene, following a report of a suspect with a gun who may have been impeding firefighters' response. Shots were fired upon arrival, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said via Twitter, and at least one officer was struck.

As of 3 p.m., the "Situation in Oregon City is stabilized and police are transitioning to investigation," the sheriff's office tweeted. "Remain out of area to allow for this to proceed."

By 3:30 p.m., firefighters were still working that fire. Officials urge people to avoid the area of Linn and Holmes.

The suspect was confronted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics team, which includes officers from Oregon City Police, Milwaukie Police, Lake Oswego Police, and West Linn Police. The subject was located and confronted by the SWAT members and shots were fired.

Other law enforcement agencies responding to the scene include Portland Police, Washington County Sheriff, Portland FBI, and the Oregon State Police.

Few other details were immediately available.