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Mentally disturbed man dies after SWAT standoff at Holly Acres apartment complex in Oak Grove
The 19-year-old suspect who died as result of his injuries from a CCSO SWAT standoff on Thursday in Oak Grove was identified as Christopher Kalonji.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office, SWAT team members reportedly fired at least two rounds into an apartment at the Holly Acres complex after Kalonji brandished a rifle.
CCSO said negotiators and behavioral health workers were at the scene along the 3700 block of Southeast Concord Road. They were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. on reports of the 19-year-old armed with a rifle reportedly threatening family members.
Deputies quickly determined they were dealing with a mental health crisis, CCSO said.
After the shots were fired, Kalonji retreated into the apartment and barricaded himself in one of the rooms, deputies said. Authorities spent hours trying to get him to surrender. They reportedly deployed tear gas and charged a door in order to reach him.
The suspect was taken to the hospital shortly before 4 p.m. He suffered gunshot wounds and later died at the hospital.