- Associated Press - Friday, September 22, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say shots were fired and a man was wounded when a sheriff’s deputy in Eastern Oregon stopped to help a disabled vehicle on Interstate 84.

Oregon State Police say the incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday near the Boardman exit. The agency says the Morrow County deputy who stopped to help the westbound vehicle was met by a 26-year-old man with a firearm. Police identified the man Friday night as Efren Hurtado Jr. of Boardman.

Shots were fired, and Hurtado Jr. was taken to a hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. Police say his injuries as of Friday night were not considered life threatening and that he was in stable condition.


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The deputy was not hurt.

The Oregon State Police and Morrow County District Attorney’s Office are leading the investigation.



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