Officer involved shooting north of Klamath Falls. Official update from major crime team.
Preliminary investigation indicates that on 10/05/18 at 7:52am, a traffic stop was conducted by the Oregon State Police (OSP) on US 97 (milepost 258 at Modoc Point). A narcotics K-9 alerted on the car and two occupants, one male and one female, were asked to step out of the car for investigative purposes.
The male occupant identified as Phillip Samuel Moskios Jr. (48 years of age) assaulted one of the OSP officers and fled on foot. During the ensuing foot pursuit, Phillip Moskios was contacted by officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department (KFPD) and an agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Shots were fired and Phillip Moskios was fatally wounded.
The female occupant of the stopped car also fled the area on foot and was later identified as Amanda Tammy Lynn Yost (26 years of age). She became the subject of a search involving multi-agency officers, a K-9 Unit, and an air search. Area schools and government offices were temporarily placed on lock-out status. Amanda Yost was later located hiding in a nearby building and was taken into custody for Criminal Trespass First Degree and Burglary Second Degree.
There are no other subjects being sought by law enforcement at this time.
Details of the incident remain under investigation by the Klamath County Major Crime Team. Involved officers will not be identified pending the outcome of the investigation.
Further inquiries are directed to the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office.