- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Seaside, Oregon (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis on Saturday identified the police officer fatally shot Friday night in Seaside, Oregon.

He is 39-year-old Sgt. Jason Goodding, Marquis said. He was a 13-year veteran of the department. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

The 55-year-old suspect also died.

Authorities say the shooting happened Friday night as two officers were serving a warrant on the suspect for felony assault. The suspect fired and the other officer returned fire.

Marquis said it appears that the fatal shooting of the suspect is justified.

Seaside is a resort town of about 6,500 people on the northern Oregon coast.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the officer’s last name to Goodding.


8:44 a.m.

A spokeswoman for the city of Seaside, Oregon, says a police officer was shot while serving an arrest warrant in downtown Seaside Friday night. The suspect was also wounded.

City spokeswoman Esther Moberg said Saturday that the officer was taken to a hospital in Seaside on the northern Oregon coast. The male suspect was taken to hospital in Astoria. She couldn’t confirm the conditions of the two men.

A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday.

Moberg says the shooting happened at 9:24 p.m. as two officers were serving an arrest warrant in downtown. She says the suspect pulled a gun and fired at one officer. The other officer returned fire.

She did not know the nature of the arrest warrant.

A spokesman with the Oregon State Police did not have other details Saturday morning.

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