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Molalla Man Dead Following Shootout with SWAT Team

Ore. Hwy 213 remains closed at this time from S. Vick Rd north to S. Barnards Rd.

Clackamas County SWAT team
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a shooting the occurred Monday morning involving one suspect and the county's SWAT team. Clackamas County SWAT team: Salem-News.com File Photo

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a shooting the occurred Monday morning involving one suspect and the county's SWAT team.

Sunday night at 10:08 p.m. deputies responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in the 30000 block of S. Hwy 213, an unincorporated area of the county outside of Molalla, Ore. The reporting party indicated the disturbance had been physical, and included the threatened use of several firearms.

The victim was able to flee the scene with the couple's children and meet with deputies. Deputies interviewed the victim and determined several domestic violence crimes had occurred including a felony assault. Deputies negotiated with 36-year-old Shane Griffin of Molalla for hours trying to get him to surrender.

The Clackamas County SWAT team was activated to assist in the apprehension of Griffin. SWAT members made contact with him just before 2:00 a.m. and shots were fired moments later.

Medical personnel, who were with the SWAT Team, immediately rendered care to the suspect but, Griffin was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no more information available at this time.

Hwy 213 remains closed at this time from S. Vick Rd north to S. Barnards Rd.

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.




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