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Above photo from Trip Check shows the road closure and detour in place Highway 97 Milepost 258 in the Modoc Point area. 

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Just before 8am Oct 5th an Oregon State Police Trooper who was not on scene called for backup for an officer involved shooting at Milepost 258 on Highway 97. Klamath County Sheriff Deputies and City of Klamath Falls Officers responded to the scene.

Details are still coming in but here is what we know.

A male in his mid to late 40’s was shot at least twice by an unknown agency police officer. Based on current information we have, we believe the suspect who was shot is now deceased. It is currently unclear what led to the contact with these suspects by the trooper. The trooper on the scene of the shooting has been reported safe.

Preliminary information indicates that there were about 4 total suspects and one is a female who fled the scene and is reported to be armed. The female is described as a slender built blonde in her 30’s. She was reported to be wearing grey sweatpants and is also reported to be armed.

Police are checking the area around Modoc Point and using K-9’s and aircraft in the search according to reports.

Highway 97 has been closed in both directions and a detour is in place now with ODOT directing traffic.

This statement was released by Klamath County School District:

Statement from Klamath County School District:

Chiloquin Elementary School and Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School are on a lock out at this time. A lock out means that the school building doors are locked as a precautionary measure. Klamath County authorities are looking for a suspect in a shooting incident near Modoc Point. The suspect is on foot in the Modoc Point area.

This photo was submitted of the search in progress by Zak Jackson who was in the area.

Note: The above article is the best information available at this time and is preliminary. We will post additional updates as they are released.