- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on the police shooting south of Portland, Oregon (all times local):

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6:15 a.m.

Authorities have identified the man accused of shooting a suburban Portland police officer and taking a woman hostage as Jeffrey Carl Giddings.

The hostage and Gladstone police Sgt. Lee Jundt, who was wearing a protective vest, are OK.

Gladstone police say the 45-year-old man was wanted in Klamath County for heroin possession when an officer tried to stop him Monday for a bicycle violation.

The suspect fled but was later found by Jundt. Officials say Giddings pulled a gun and shot Jundt in his protective vest. Giddings then entered a Subway restaurant and took a woman hostage.

After negotiations failed, members of a SWAT team shot Giddings and freed the woman.

Giddings survived and will be booked into the Clackamas County Jail after he’s released from the hospital.


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