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McMinnville cop fires shot at car involved in chase

Round did not hit the car's occupants


A McMinnville police officer fired a shot at a crashed car in a chase on Saturday, June 18.

McMinnville Police Capt. Dennis Marks said the round did not hit either of the car’s two occupants.

At 12:35 a.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the Cabana Club, 425 N.E. 3rd Street. They attempted to contact an individual involved in the incident who left the scene as a passenger in a blue Impala. After the driver didn’t stop when police attempted to pull the vehicle over, a pursuit was initiated.

The Impala sped away at approximately 70 mph until it crashed into an electrical box near the Newby School bus parking lot.

While initiating a high-risk stop of the individuals in the Impala, an officer fired a single round into the crashed vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center with injuries sustained from the initial crash and later released from the hospital. The driver and passenger have been interviewed by investigators, but police have not released their names or said if any arrests have been made.

The Yamhill County Major Crimes Response Team is investigating.